Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Stroke Risk Factors

Certain conditions – such as elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, a transient ischemic attack (TIA), lack of exercise, obesity, or a family history – put a person at greater risk for stroke. Multiple risk factors increase your chance of a stroke. Working with a health care professional to develop a healthier lifestyle can help you reduce your risk for stroke.

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Stroke risk factors that can be controlled or treated:

  • High blood pressure
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • High cholesterol
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Carotid or other artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Atrial fibrillation (Afib) or other heart disease
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Illegal drug use

Additional stroke risk factors:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity and race
  • Family history
  • Prior stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) or heart attack

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