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Stroke Care Excellence at Stead Heart & Vascular Center

Welcome to Stroke Care at Stead Heart & Vascular Center, where compassionate and comprehensive care meets cutting-edge treatments for individuals affected by strokes. Our program is designed to offer timely intervention, personalized treatment, and ongoing support to help patients navigate their stroke recovery journey with confidence and resilience.

Understanding Stroke

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, leading to brain cell damage. It's crucial to recognize the signs of a stroke, including sudden numbness or weakness, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, severe headache, and difficulty walking. If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention by calling 911.

Advanced Treatment Options

At Stead Heart & Vascular Center, we employ state-of-the-art neuro-interventional techniques to provide rapid and effective stroke treatment. Our experienced team of neurologists and interventional radiologists utilizes advanced imaging technology to diagnose strokes accurately and administer appropriate interventions, such as clot-dissolving medication or minimally invasive procedures, to restore blood flow to the brain.

Comprehensive Stroke Care Services

From the moment a stroke is suspected through rehabilitation and recovery, our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care at every stage. We offer a range of services, including acute stroke treatment, neurocritical care, stroke rehabilitation, and ongoing support for patients and their families.

Diagnostic Procedures

Our Stroke Diagnostic services focus on early detection and accurate diagnosis, essential for effective stroke management. These include:

  • Stroke Ultrasound Screenings (non-invasive): Utilizing advanced ultrasound technology to assess blood vessels in the neck and brain, helping identify stroke risk factors.
  • Vascular Lab (non-invasive): Conducting tests to evaluate blood flow and detect vascular conditions contributing to stroke risk.
  • Cerebral Angiography: A specialized imaging procedure for detailed visualization of blood vessels in the brain, aiding in identifying blockages and abnormalities.

Advanced Stroke Interventional Procedures

Our Stroke Interventional team specializes in cutting-edge procedures aimed at restoring blood flow and reducing stroke risk. These include:

  • Thrombectomy: Highly effective in removing blood clots from brain vessels, crucial for acute ischemic stroke treatment.
  • Stenting and Angioplasty: Techniques to treat narrowed or blocked arteries, enhancing blood flow and reducing stroke risk.
  • Carotid Stenting: Specifically targeting blockages in carotid arteries to improve blood flow and reduce stroke risk.

Surgical Procedures for Stroke

Our Surgical team offers expert interventions for complex stroke cases, including:

  • Ventriculostomy: Draining excess cerebrospinal fluid to relieve pressure on the brain.
  • Aneurysm Repair: Surgical techniques to treat weakened blood vessel walls, reducing the risk of aneurysmal bleeding and strokes.

Cerebral Angiography: Advancing Neurovascular Diagnosis and Treatment

Cerebral Angiography is a cornerstone in advanced imaging, providing crucial insights into brain blood vessels. At Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, our advanced imaging suite and skilled team utilize this technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment guidance in neurovascular conditions like strokes, aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations.

Patient-Centered Approach

We understand that stroke affects not only physical health but also emotional well-being. That's why we take a patient-centered approach, focusing on individual needs and preferences to tailor treatment plans accordingly. Our team emphasizes open communication, education, and empowerment to help patients make informed decisions about their care.

Continuous Monitoring and Improvement

Ensuring the highest quality of care is our priority. We continually monitor outcomes and participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance our stroke care services. By staying updated on the latest research and best practices, we strive to improve patient outcomes and optimize the recovery process.

Take Control of Your Stroke Recovery

If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, know that you're not alone. Our team at Stead Heart & Vascular Center is here to support you on your journey to recovery. With timely intervention, advanced treatment options, and compassionate care, we empower patients to regain independence and quality of life after a stroke. Contact us today to learn more about our stroke care services and take control of your stroke recovery journey.