Advanced stroke care in Irving, Texas
When a stroke occurs, it's crucial to seek medical attention quickly. As a Primary Stroke Center accredited by The Joint Commission, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we offer a high level of stroke treatment and care to patients in Dallas County. We also offer educational tools to help you assess your stroke risk and learn how to decrease your chances of having one.
If you or a loved one are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
What are stroke symptoms?
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked or ruptures. Knowing how to recognize a stroke and immediately calling 911 is crucial for increasing the chances of a full recovery.
Stroke symptoms happen quickly and include:
- Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
- Facial drooping on one side
- Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Difficulty walking
- Severe headache
Stroke risk factors
There are many factors that can put you at risk for a stroke. Although some cannot be changed, there are others that can be managed with lifestyle modifications. Our Stroke Risk Assessment helps you identify ways you can decrease your risk for a stroke.
Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Are you at risk? Take the assessment.
The stroke team at Medical City Las Colinas provides comprehensive diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your stroke. Diagnostic tests we offer include:
- Blood tests
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- CT angiography (CTA)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
- Duplex ultrasound (DUS)
- Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) and telemetry monitor
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Stroke education and rehabilitation
After stroke treatment, you and a loved one will typically meet with a certification coordinator to review stroke medication, prevention and suggestions for returning to your daily activities.
There are also several stroke support groups that meet in the area. To find a stroke support group close to you, we recommend visiting the American Stroke Association website.
Additionally, our outpatient rehabilitation clinic offers speech, physical and occupational therapy to help you improve the quality of your life by relearning skills lost during your stroke.
How to get to our emergency room (ER)
The ER at Medical City Las Colinas offers 24/7 emergency care to stroke patients. The ER entrance is located at the front of the hospital building. We have a drop-off zone directly in front of the ER entrance and offer free lot parking.
Our address is:
6800 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039
Stroke at Medical City Healthcare
A stroke is a medical emergency where blood flow to the brain is either reduced or stopped, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A stroke may cause loss in brain function and affect movement and speech.Learn about Stroke