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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.

Stroke center in Dallas, Texas

When a stroke occurs, it's important to seek care fast.

The stroke team at Medical City Dallas offers emergency care 24/7. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by DNV GL, we are focused on providing individuals in Dallas, Texas, with advanced treatment and compassionate care close to home. We also offer educational resources to help you understand your risk for a stroke.

Related specialties

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What are the signs of a stroke?

It's important to understand the signs of a stroke so you can seek medical attention quickly. Stroke symptoms usually develop suddenly and can include:

  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Slurred speech and trouble repeating a simple sentence
  • Severe headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

Advanced stroke treatment in Dallas, Texas

As a Level 1 Stroke Center, we have the capability to deliver the full spectrum of stroke care, including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education.

The stroke team treats patients with clot-dissolving medications and IV thrombosis, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These treatments can dramatically increase the chance of recovery after stroke but must be administered within three hours of when symptoms start. Endovascular therapies are also available.

We also offer a wide range of surgical options for stroke patients, including:

  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid stenting
  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Ventriculostomy placement

Neurovascular intensive care unit (ICU)

Our neurovascular intensive care unit provides specialized neurological care for stroke patients. The multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Stroke neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Interventional neuroradiologists
  • Specially trained stroke nurses

Getting to the emergency room ER

The ER at Medical City Dallas is fully equipped to offer emergency care to stroke patients when minutes matter the most. For your convenience, we have a patient drop-off zone located in front of the ER entrance. We offer parking for $1 per hour with a maximum of $4 for the day.

Our address is:

7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

Our Stroke Locations

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Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

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Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000
Medical City Plano Hospital
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
 (972) 596 - 6800

7.5 miles

Medical City Las Colinas Hospital
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
 (972) 969 - 2000

10.7 miles