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Our offices are located in Athens, Greensboro, Royston and Demorest, Georgia.
To make an appointment or for more information call: (706) 353-0606 or (800) 929-9502

Stroke Awareness Facts
Stroke Awareness and Recovery Facts

Athens Regional Stroke Center

Athens Regional Stroke Center has been designated a Primary Certified Stroke Care Center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and it is the only area hospital to offer 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week coverage by the top-rated physicians from Athens Neurological Associates. When every second counts, our fully-staffed stroke center ensures stroke patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment from qualified physicians.

Important for Athens Neurological Patients

Because Athens Regional Stroke Center is the only medical facility with around the clock coverage by our neurologists, we can offer a continuity of care not found elsewhere.  Our patient's medical records are available immediately and Athens Neurological Associates doctors can provide treatment, helping to ensure a quick diagnosis for a better outcome.

Stroke Risk Factors:

  • Blood pressure of 140/90 or higher
  • Cholesterol of 240 or higher
  • Smoking or being around others who smoke
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor diet
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Being a male over the age of 55
  • Being a female past menopause
  • Previous stroke
  • Diabetes

Know the Symptoms:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • Facial drooping
  • Confusion, memory loss, or sudden fainting
  • Slurred speech, loss of speech, or inability to understand simple statements
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Loss of balance, sudden falls, or dizziness
  • Sudden changes in vision
  • Nausea or vomiting with any of the above

Act Quickly:

  • Call 911 immediately — time is critical to recovery
  • Do not try to rest or sleep off the symptoms
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