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Stroke Center

UVA's multidisciplinary vascular neurology and stroke team includes board-certified stroke neurologists, neurointensivists, emergency department doctors, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and specially trained stroke care nurses. The team is on call around the clock to quickly provide appropriate treatment for stroke patients, which is key to providing the best outcomes.

Our services include evaluation and treatment of cerebral aneurysms, intercranial hemorrhages, vascular malformations (also known as AVMs), carotid artery disease and more. Find out more about stroke causes, risk factors and more.

 

 

 

               

                

              

             

 

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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

UVA's multidisciplinary vascular neurology and stroke team includes board-certified stroke neurologists, neurointensivists, emergency department doctors, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and specially trained stroke care nurses. The team is on call around the clock to quickly provide appropriate treatment for stroke patients, which is key to providing the best outcomes.

Our services include evaluation and treatment of cerebral aneurysms, intercranial hemorrhages, vascular malformations (also known as AVMs), carotid artery disease and more. Find out more about stroke causes, risk factors and more.

Stroke Treatment On the Go

Why Choose UVA

The Fastest, Most Advanced Stroke Care

  • UVA is certified by the Joint Commission, the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association as a Primary Stroke Center.We meet the recommendations of the American Stroke Association Comprehensive Stroke Center guidelines. This means we can provide emergency stroke care at the onset of the stroke based on national guidelines. Quick care like this can help minimize or even reverse the potential problems of stroke.
  • We offer some of the safest and most effective surgeries in the country – and we can treat you with the least amount of surgery more than 80 percent of the time.
  • We offer the fastest and most advanced stroke care in the region through our acute stroke intervention team, advanced neuro-imaging capabilities and stroke genetics and epidemiology tools.
  • We're among the first to develop or try new technologies. Recent innovations include using one of the first biplane intraoperative MRIs. This new imaging technology gives our neurosurgeons the ability to perform intra-operative angiograms and MRIs, providing the most accurate images possible during surgery. Our surgeons are now able to make quick changes during surgery, if necessary, in a way that would be impossible without this new technology.
  • We are certified by the Joint Commission, the American Heart Association and the American
    Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center – recognition that we provide exceptional safety and services.
Dig Into the Data

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare, UVA's stroke quality metrics from Jan. 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013, were:

  • Patients who received VTE prophylaxis before discharge - 98%
  • Patients discharged on antithrombotic therapy - 98%
  • Patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter who received anticoagulation therapy before discharge - 100%
  • Patients who received thrombolytic therapy before discharge - 100%
  • Patients who received antithrombotic therapy by the end of the second day in the hospital - 96%
  • Patients who received statin medicine before discharge - 91%
  • Patients who received educational material about stroke care before discharge - 83%
  • Patients who were assessed for rehabilitation services before discharge - 100%

View UVA's stroke quality metrics, as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare. 

View charts. (PDF)

Contact Us

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

434.924.2783

or email the program coordinator, .


Is It A Stroke?

Signs of a Stroke

If you experience these warning signs, call 911 immediately:

  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination
  • Sudden and severe headache with no apparent cause

Find out more about stroke prevention and support.