Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Stroke affects the arteries that supply blood to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures.
There are two main types of stroke:
- Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain, resulting in a deficiency in blood flow (ischemia). Ischemic stroke occurs more frequently in people over age 65.
- Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by the bleeding of ruptured blood vessels (hemorrhage) in the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke is more common in younger people.
When a stroke is identified and treated early, the patient has the best chance of recovering with reduced or minimal disability. Treatment is aimed at restoring blood flow to the brain as quickly as possible.
We provide comprehensive care during and after a stroke as well as management of risk factors to prevent stroke.
Our services include:
- Access to a network of stroke trained Neurologists and Neurointerventionalists
- Decompressive craniectomy
- Vascular Surgery for treatment of carotid artery stenosis
- 24/7 intensivist-staffed Intensive Care Unit
- CARF accredited inpatient stroke rehabilitation program
- Inpatient and outpatient therapies for recovery:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Swallowing evaluation
- Risk factor management through Primary & Specialty Care as well as the HealthPlex:
- Diabetes management
- Nutrition services
- Cardiopulmonary Rehab
- Home sleep studies for sleep apnea
- Support groups for patients and their caregivers