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Stroke Neurology

Stroke is the third 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 bleeds.

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.

Prompt care is crucial in treating stroke patients.  When a stroke is identified early (0-6 hours), medication can be administered. Often a significantly affected stroke patient who receives this treatment can recover with reduced or minimal disability.

We work closely with Kadlec Regional Medical Center, which is a designated Level II Stroke Center, to provide services related to stroke.

In addition, our team provides education and support to reduce future risk factors and greatly improve our patient’s quality of life.

Our services include:

  • Around-the-clock availability of neurologists
  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • 24/7 intensivist-staffed Intensive Care Unit

Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal, spinal cord & peripheral nervous system disorders.