When a stroke occurs, rapid response with the proper treatment is essential. Holland Hospital is designated as a Primary Stroke Center one of a select number of hospitals across the nation that meet the rigorous standard for effective stroke treatment.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). The ASA reports that strokes kill about 137,000 people a year, accounting for about one of every 18 deaths.

Nearly 800,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year. As the leading cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death, strokes usually strike without warning and can have devastating effects on the quality of life for survivors including speech problems, memory loss and paralysis.

Stroke Symptoms

Holland Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, one of a select number of hospitals across the nation that meets the rigorous standards for effective stroke treatment.
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Sandip Kothari, MD, Medical Director of Holland Hospital's Primary Stroke Center, presents Brain Attack: The Latest in Stroke Prevention & Treatment.