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Stroke Center

When you have a stroke, you don't have time to research hospitals for the best place to go.

You don't have much time at all. At UVA, we have the fastest and most advanced stroke care in the region, as well as some of the safest and most effective surgeries in the country. 

Don't wait: Find out now what to do and how we can help when a stroke happens.

 

 

 

 

               

              

             

 

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Stroke Center

Learn about our stroke center, and how the team is on call around the clock to quickly provide appropriate treatment for stroke patients.

Stroke Center

When you have a stroke, you don't have time to research hospitals for the best place to go.

You don't have much time at all. At UVA, we have the fastest and most advanced stroke care in the region, as well as some of the safest and most effective surgeries in the country. 

Don't wait: Find out now what to do and how we can help when a stroke happens.

 

Stroke in the News

Advanced Stroke Care

Stroke Treatment

We treat the many types of stroke that can strike, including:

Our services include evaluation and treatment of cerebral aneurysms, intercranial hemorrhages, vascular malformations (also known as AVMs), carotid artery disease and more. 

We don't just treat strokes when they happen. Find out about the care you need to recover after stroke

Treating Stroke Around the Clock

  • The stroke team is on-call around the clock and includes:

    • Board-certified stroke neurologists
    • Neurointensivists
    • Emergency department doctors
    • Interventional neuroradiologists
    • Neurosurgeons 
    • Specially trained stroke care nurses
  • A New Stroke Strategy

    Our interventional neuroradiologists and endovascular neurosurgeons also offer expertise in blood-clot removal during a stroke. This minimally invasive procedure, or thrombectomy, gives us a game-changing strategy for ending stroke as soon as possible.

    Read Bill's story about surviving a stroke.

Why Choose UVA

A Top Stroke Center

UVA is certified by the Joint Commission, the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association as a Primary Stroke Center. When you have a stroke, choose UVA for:

  • Emergency stroke care that follows the guidelines of the American Stroke Association Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • New imaging technology that allows our neurosurgeons to perform intra-operative angiograms and MRIs for instant images during surgery 
  • Exceptional safety and services certified by the Joint Commission, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association 

Stroke Care by the Numbers

  • According to data reported to the Joint Commission accreditation agency, UVA's stroke quality metrics from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014, were:

    • 98 percent of patients received VTE prophylaxis
    • 98 percent of patients were discharged on antithrombotic therapy
    • 98 percent patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter were discharged on anticoagulation therapy
    • 93 percent patients who arrive at hospital within two hours of last known well received tPA within three hours of last known well
    • 95 percent patients received antithrombotic therapy by the end of the second day in the hospital
    • 98 percent patients with hyperlipidemia were discharged on a statin medicine
    • 93 percent patients received education about stroke care before discharge
    • 99 percent patients were assessed for rehabilitation services before discharge
Stroke Treatment on the Go

How we use technology to treat stroke before you even reach the hospital.Treating Stroke Before You Get to the Hospital

By using telemedicine equipment set up in emergency rooms across the state, our neurologists can rapidly evaluate patients without being in the emergency room.

Watch the video to see how we help stroke patients in transit.

Helping Stroke Around the World

With numerous grants, UVA has developed a telehealth program that extends services, including stroke expertise, to countries worldwide. Using broadband technology, a board-certified stroke neurologist can assess a patient on-screen hundreds of miles away using high-definition equipment to determine if key life-saving medications should be administered. Read more about our telestroke program.

Contact Us

Learn more about how we can help you. Call the Stroke Center at

434.924.2783

or email the program coordinator, .