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 Stroke Month - Stroke Center

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Immediate response to stroke symptoms can save your brain, and save your life. Every minute counts. At Stanford, stroke treatment begins before you arrive at the emergency room. Our physicians coordinate care with paramedics so that innovative therapies are ready to begin as soon as stroke patients arrive.

Stroke Advances at Stanford

  • First Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification in the Nation

    The new level of certification recognizes hospitals that have state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure, staff and training to diagnose and treat patients with the most complex strokes.

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  • Stanford Stroke Center Protocol Saves Valuable Time

    When her lip and arm began to tingle, Jane Marcus had a feeling she was having a stroke, so she acted fast to ask for help—at Stanford’s Stroke Center.

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  • Advanced Imaging Enables Diagnosis and Treatment

    At Stanford’s Department of Radiology, where clinical diagnosis and treatment reflect the latest research data, physicians are using the most advanced methods of imaging to push breakthroughs in several areas, working in collaboration with engineers and physicists.

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  • Rapid Recognition and Reaction Turn Tide

    At Stanford, an innovative, streamlined protocol called the SIRS (Stroke Interventional Radiology Service) Rapid Access Program drives patient care, particularly for patients coming from other hospitals, delivered in the fastest fashion possible.

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Recognition Saves Lives
For McLachlin, as it is with anyone having a stroke, time is everything. Getting help quickly can make the difference between recovery and disability. Play »

Prevention, Risks and Treatment
Greg Albers, MD, discusses prevention, risk factors, and treatment options for stroke, a disease that affects over 750,000 Americans annually. Play »

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