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Stroke symptoms include a drooping face

Stroke Center

A stroke can happen to anyone. Some facts may surprise you:

  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious disability in the U.S.
  • Each year, strokes kill more women than breast cancer.
  • One-third of strokes happen to people under age 65.

Find Out Your Stroke Risk

Find out if you're at risk for stroke and get a free personalized report to share with your doctor. Use this free, online tool to calculate your stroke risk.

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 symptoms include a drooping face

Stroke Center

A stroke can happen to anyone. Some facts may surprise you:

  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious disability in the U.S.
  • Each year, strokes kill more women than breast cancer.
  • One-third of strokes happen to people under age 65.

Find Out Your Stroke Risk

Find out if you're at risk for stroke and get a free personalized report to share with your doctor. Use this free, online tool to calculate your stroke risk.

Larry Baker: Stroke Survivor

  • Watch this video about Larry Baker

    Larry Baker has lived in Madison County, Virginia for 38 years. One morning Baker woke up and started to feel dizzy. Quickly realizing he was having a stroke, he called 911 and was airlifted to UVA Medical Center.

    Time is critical when treating stroke patients. Baker was given tPA within 19 minutes — a new UVA record.

    Baker walked away without any lingering signs of stroke. He is now able to continue his lifestyle and has a trip planned to Ecuador.

    Watch his story.


    Learn about the awards we've won for stroke care and what sets our stroke center apart.

Advanced Stroke Care

Stroke Treatment

We treat many types of stroke, including:

Find out about the treatments we offer for stroke.

Telehealth for Stroke

  • With numerous grants, we've developed a telehealth program that extends our services to countries worldwide. Using broadband technology, our board-certified stroke neurologists can assess patients on-screen hundreds of miles away. High-definition equipment can help determine if key life-saving medications should be administered.

    Read more about our telestroke program.

Patient Story

Deb Owens: Giving Back After a Stroke Scare

Watch this video about Deb Owens stroke story

Deb Owens is a neonatal nurse practitioner at UVA Medical Center. In the spring of 2015, she went home with a headache, something she thought was fairly typical. After a few days, other symptoms started to arise. 

Owens followed up with a neuro-ophthalmologist who told her she was likely having a stroke. Owens has had follow-up care from Andrew Southerland, MD, of the UVA Stroke Center.

Watch her story.

 

Stroke Research

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Questions About Stroke Risk, Prevention, Treatment?

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