stroke Archives

Two Valley Hospitals offer free stroke checks


In honor of Stroke Awareness Month in May,  Mountain Vista Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital are partnering with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to offer free stroke-risk assessments through the health initiative, StrokeCheck. Hospitals will provide free screenings that may include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, pulse checks for peripheral artery… Read More →

1st Arizona patients undergo stroke preventing implant


Two Arizona Heart Hospital patients today became the first in Arizona to receive an implant of a stroke-preventing device since it was approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device manufactured by Boston Scientific received FDA approval on March 13. It is used for patients with atrial fibrillation, the… Read More →

John C. Lincoln receives stroke award

NM Gold Plus Stroke Award

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding… Read More →

Knowledge Of Heart Attack And Stroke Symptoms Can Help Save Lives

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often, people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening: Chest… Read More →