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West Florida Hospital

Stroke Center

The content below is part of the “Health Library” and is not indicative of services available at the facility.

General Overview

Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die rapidly, resulting in a sudden loss of function.


Transient ischemic attack (TIA) refers to temporary brain dysfunction due to a shortage of blood and oxygen. It is sometimes referred to as a "mini-stroke." TIA is a serious condition that serves as a warning for a stroke.


Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

  • American Heart Association

  • National Stroke Association