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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.
Stroke Center at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
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.
A team of researchers and physicians at Stanford has developed a new software that recently led to the change in stroke guidelines. Certain patients can now be treated up to 24 hours after suffering a stroke.
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.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
If you or someone you know should experience symptoms of stroke, seek emergency help immediately - CALL 911 - do not wait!
Stanford Health Care 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: