If you think you or a loved one is having a stroke, seek immediate care.

Trust the hospitals of Tower Health for emergency stroke care. As certified stroke centers, we can make sure you get the rapid response treatment to limit the effects of a stroke. Our advanced technology allows us to precisely diagnose the location and type of stroke you are having and provide clot-busting medications or mechanical interventions to safely and quickly remove the clot from your brain.

Expertise in a full range of cerebrovascular conditions.

Any condition that affects blood vessels and circulation in the brain can be life-threatening and life-altering. Our multidisciplinary team of vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists, and neurointerventionalists provide you with expert diagnosis and management of:

  • Aneurysm (bulging of the artery wall)
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) or abnormal collection of blood vessels in the brain
  • Brain hemorrhage (bleed in the brain) 
  • Carotid artery disease (plaque buildup in arteries)
  • Carotid stenosis (narrowing of carotid artery)
  • Cavernous malformations (blood vessels that form abnormally might leak blood and can cause a stroke)
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a type of stroke when a clot forms in the brains venous sinuses
  • Dural venous fistulas (abnormal connection between artery and vein)
  • Intracranial stenosis (plaque buildup in the brain)
  • Stroke, including hemorrhagic stroke and ischemic stroke
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Stroke Awards & Accreditation

Tower Health hospitals are committed to providing the highest quality care — and it shows. Our national accreditations and certifications show we meet the most stringent patient care guidelines. That means you can be confident you’re receiving care from a trusted, skilled team.
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Non-Surgical Vascular Neurology Care 

If you are at risk for a neurovascular disease or have a condition that affects blood flow to your brain, it is important you see a multidisciplinary team to diagnose and manage your disease. Our vascular neurology team offers the most advanced diagnostic testing and treatment options. Your treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle changes such as good nutrition, healthy weight management, and exercise to reduce your risk for a clot or stroke.
  • Medicine management to prevent stroke, manage symptoms, or assist in recovery.

How is a Stroke Diagnosed?

Timing is very important. To find out if you had a stroke and what treatment is best, you may have several tests.

  • CAT Scan. One of the first tests that will be performed. It gives the doctor details about the location, cause, and extent of the brain injury.
  • MRI. This image is more detailed than a CAT scan. It may be needed to show deep or small brain injuries.
  • Angiography. Dye is injected into the blood vessels of the brain.
  • Carotid Ultrasound. Helps to measure the amount of blockage in the carotid arteries that take blood to the brain.
  • Cardiac Ultrasound. Measures the size of your heart chambers, thickness of the heart muscle, blood flow speed, and direction to determine if any heart valves are narrowing or leaking.

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Stroke Treatment

Rapid response and treatment are critical for the best possible outcome. Acute stroke treatments are aimed at dissolving or retrieving blood clots that block blood flow to portions of the brain. Our goal is to have a physician specialist examine you within minutes of arrival at one of our Tower Health emergency departments.