Stroke Care in McKinney, Texas

If you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, seeking medical attention as quickly as possible is crucial. The stroke team at Medical City McKinney which includes Neurologists, ER Physicians, technologists and nurses have vast experience and knowledge in the latest treatment and management of acute strokes. We are here to provide a high level of care, from the initial diagnosis to recovery. As a Primary Stroke Center, we are committed to providing patients in Collin County with fast and comprehensive care.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Stroke symptoms

A stroke can occur at any time. It’s important to know the signs to act quickly and improve the chances of a successful recovery. If you suspect a loved one may be having a stroke or you realize something about them suddenly seems off, call 911.

  • Balance: Loss of balance; dizziness
  • Eyes: vision changes
  • Face: facial drooping; severe headache
  • Arms: weakness; numbness
  • Speech: trouble speaking; confusion
  • Time to call 911
What you see might feel different to someone having a stroke. A SUDDEN ONSET of the following symptoms may indicate stroke:
Unstable with less coordination, stumbling, unable to walk straight Wobbling around, tripping over nothing, grabbing on to things to keep from falling
Feeling faint, lightheaded, or like the room is spinning Unsteady movements (like motion sickness), similar to being drunk (without having any alcohol)
Blurred vision or trouble with eyesight in one or both eyes Squinting or rubbing their eyes, not able to read
One side of the face is drooping or looks uneven Ask them to smile and look at their face. See if the face droops on one side
Pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck with no known cause Touching their head, rubbing their temples, sensitivity to light
Lack of strength in an arm or leg - especially more on one side of the body Wanting to sit or lay down, difficulty doing normal things
A tingling feeling in the body, like pins and needles Constant touching, massaging, or shaking of the numb areas
Unable to speak clearly or slurred speech Sentences that can't be understood, difficulty having a conversation
Unable to understand what is happening, can't think clearly A puzzled look, raises eyebrows, hard time focusing, trouble making decisions

Who is most at risk?

Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. There are several risk factors for stroke – some that you can manage and some that are out of your control.

  • Risk factors that cannot be changed:
    • Age: Stroke can happen at any age; 1 out of 5 people who have a stroke are under the age of 55 and your chances of stroke increase as you get older
    • Race: African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders have a higher risk of stroke than people of other races
    • Family History: You are at greater risk if a family member has had a stroke
    • Gender: More women have strokes than men and more women die from stroke than breast cancer every year
  • Manageable risk factors:
    • High blood pressure
    • Atrial fibrillation (A-fib)
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
    • Poor circulation
    • Obesity
    • Lack of physical activity

Stroke treatment we provide

If you are experiencing a stroke, you can count on the team at Medical City McKinney to deliver 24/7 comprehensive stroke care. Our stroke diagnosis and treatment services include:

  • A computed tomography (CT) scan is performed upon arrival and interpreted to diagnose the type of stroke.
  • CT Angiogram of the brain and neck to assess the blood flow status to the brain so we can consider the latest technology in removing the clot.
  • MRI and other technologies to accurately classify the stroke to give you an accurate assessment of future treatments and management.
  • A medical laboratory that is open around the clock to analyze and provide test results in a timely manner.
  • Minimally invasive delivery of clot-dissolving medication must be administered within a specific time.
  • Expert, compassionate stroke professionals and nurses to take care of you during your hospitalization.
  • Stroke education to make sure you will minimize your chance of future strokes and vascular events.
  • State-of-the-art Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility to aid in recovery.

Stroke Support Group

Our Stroke Support Group allows stroke survivors and their loved ones to discuss insights and challenges of life after stroke. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Medical City McKinney Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility.

If you want to attend our Stroke Support Group, please sign-up online.

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