Our Stroke Team

Dallas Regional Medical Center’s experienced stroke team has the expertise and technology to delivery life-saving care.

Lutfi S. Basatneh MD
Ahmed E. Elsehety MD

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  • Comprehensive stroke care services, from education and prevention to emergency care and rehabilitation.
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    Get trusted information about stroke, from education and prevention to emergency care and rehabilitation.

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    Stroke is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. 

    Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

    The following are the most common symptoms of stroke. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

    Risk Factors for Stroke

    Many risk factors for stroke can be changed or managed, while others that relate to hereditary or natural processes cannot be changed.

    Types of Stroke

    Strokes can be classified into two main categories: strokes caused by blockage of an artery or a vein, and strokes caused by bleeding.

    Effects of Stroke

    When an area of the brain is damaged, which typically occurs with a stroke, an impairment may result. 

    Treatment for Stroke

    Although there is no cure for stroke once it has occurred, advanced medical and surgical treatments are now available.

    Why go to a Primary Stroke Center?

    A Primary Stroke Center means you are in the best possible place for stroke care.

    Your Primary Stroke Center at Dallas Regional Medical Center has met rigorous standards as established by The Joint Commission, in conjuction with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

    Primary Stroke Center certification designates hospitals with advanced technology, infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients of all ages with all types of strokes.

    • Prepared to treat all types of strokes quicker than non-certified hospitals
    • 24/7 stroke team access
    • Advanced imaging technology and protocols
    • Seamless integration with the ER

    Think F.A.S.T.

    F.A.S.T. is the easy way to remember the signs of a stroke. Know the signs and call 911 immediately.

    Why Every Second Counts

    Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Each year, more than 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

    • When you are having a stroke, a blockage or hemorrhage cuts off oxygen to part of the brain
    • Every second that goes by costs thousands of brain cells, which may or may not be recovered
    • Survival and degree of recovery depend on how quickly a precise diagnosis can be made and treatment can begin

    The gold seal means you are in the right place

    The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval means you are in the best possible place for stroke care. Learn more.

    Dallas Regional Primary Stroke Center

    Dallas Regional Medical Center is your Primary Stroke Center. This means we are certififed by The Joint Commission to provide a higher level of stroke care which includes around-the-clock access to a specially trained stroke team and advanced imaging technology integrated throughout our ER. Our stroke team is able to diagnose and treat strokes of all types for patients of all ages faster and more comprehensively than non-certified hospitals.

    Contact Us
    Dallas Regional Medical Center
    1011 North Galloway Avenue Mesquite, TX 75149
    (214) 320-7000