Certified Primary Stroke Center

Are You at Risk?

Some risk factors for stroke we cannot control. Our age is an example of this — the risk of having a stroke approximately doubles for each decade of life after the age of 55, according to the American Heart Association. Also, if we have a family history of stroke or heart disease we have a higher risk of developing a stroke. However, most risk factors for stroke we can control. Some important risk factors we can control are:

  • Controlling high blood pressure
  • If you smoke-quit
  • Managing your diabetes
  • Managing your cholesterol levels

To find a physician specializing in care for stroke call 1-877-888-5746

Certified Primary Stroke Center

The Joint Commission Quality SealBringing stroke education to the community is a strong priority for us. Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center's Stroke Program focuses on a comprehensive approach that includes community outreach and patient education, clinical best practices and technological advancements.

What is a Stroke?

A Stroke is when brain cells die due to a lack of blood flow to the brain tissue. This can occur in one of two ways:

  • When the supply of blood to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted. This is called an ischemic stroke.
  • When a burst blood vessel leaks blood into or around the brain. This is called a hemorrhagic stroke.

Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Stroke Get With the Guidelines Award Seal 2012Los Robles Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for two consecutive years.

This prestigious award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

Los Robles provides care that is consistent with the most current evidence based guidelines. This ensures quality care for our patients with stroke and stroke-like symptoms. These guidelines have been proven to reduce disability and save lives.