The Stanford Stroke Center offers you the most advanced stroke
treatments and leads the advancement of stroke care for patients
nationwide. Our center is a designated comprehensive stroke center and
provides rapid access to care that can help save your life or the life
of a loved one.
In addition to the diagnostic and therapeutic services offered by the
Stanford Stroke Center, a full spectrum of allied patient care
services is available.
To ensure that emergency care is administered as expeditiously as
possible in the case of stroke victims, Stanford offers 24-hour
emergency helicopter and fixed-wing transport through its Life Flight program.
The Emergency Department staff provide an early and essential
communications link in the identification and treatment of stroke patients.
After care in the Emergency Room or the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),
stroke patients are generally admitted to the Inpatient Neurology or
Neurosurgery Unit for continued observation, treatment and eventual
rehabilitation. During their hospital stay, patients will receive care
from a dedicated, interdisciplinary team.
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in America and triggered by blood clots in the brain. Stanford’s stroke doctors have pioneered new brain imaging techniques and minimally invasive treatments to fight this problem.
For anyone having a stroke, time is everything. Getting help quickly can make the difference between recovery and disability. You will take away an understanding of stroke risk factors and new stroke therapies from this discussion.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
The following tests may be ordered as part of the stroke work-up: