Doctors at The Valley Health System make every effort to foster the best outcome possible for people who have experienced a stroke. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or stopped. Within a few minutes of a stroke, brain cells begin to die.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. In fact, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. That's why prevention is at the core of our care.