Stroke Services

SOUTH COAST GLOBAL MEDICAL CENTER

South Coast
Stroke Services

As a primary stroke center, South Coast Global Medical Center offers stroke emergency evaluation and intervention, stroke workup, stroke treatment, and post-discharge follow up in accordance with guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association.

South Coast Global Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center as certified by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). Our highly trained stroke team includes board-certified emergency physicians, neurologists, and other stroke care specialists who are devoted to delivering exceptional patient care.  Time is precious when the onset of stroke symptoms first occur. As a stroke receiving center, our team is skilled and experienced in treating stroke symptoms, fast.

A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of sufficient blood flow, leading to an interruption in the delivery of vital oxygen and nutrients. A delayed disruption of normal blood flow can cause lasting damage to brain tissue. The key to recovery is the administration of treatment within the first couple of hours after having had a stroke. This has been shown to improve long term outcomes.

As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, South Coast Global Medical Center offers stroke emergency evaluation and intervention, stroke workup, stroke treatment, and post-discharge follow up in accordance with guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Use F.A.S.T. to remember and recognize the following signs of a stroke:

We also provide our patients with the latest technology to quickly and accurately assess and treat a stroke along with the effects it might have on our patients.

  • Alteplase Clot Buster (tPA)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Chest X-ray
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography Ultrasound (ECHO)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study (MRI)

Our Stroke Department is available to provide additional information and can be reached at (714) 754-5454 or stroke@KPCHealth.com.