Stroke Treatment and Prevention

Stroke Treatment and Prevention

Treating the whole patient

The Loyola Stroke Center comprises a nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary team of vascular neurology experts in nearly every facet of stroke-related care, including neurology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, neuroradiology, emergency medicine, clinical neuroscience nursing, rehabilitative services, social work, nutrition and other health-care providers.We focus on treating the patient who has had the stroke, not just the condition itself.

Screening & Tests

The Loyola difference

For the sixth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has won the Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. U.S. News & World Report also ranked us as a high-performing hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Loyola has been certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

What is a stroke?

Approximately 785,000 people in the United States suffer a new or recurrent stroke every year. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the country has a stroke. Most of these – 85 to 88 percent – are ischemic, caused by an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack." An ischemic stroke comes from an obstruction (clot) to a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke is when a weakened blood vessel bursts. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a very serious “mini stroke” that is caused by a temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the brain will be deprived of oxygen and brain cells can die.

Fast treatment is critical to preserving brain tissue and increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome. For patients suspected of having had a stroke, we make our diagnoses with advanced neuroimaging techniques, computed tomography and catheter-based tests

It is important that everyone know the signs of a stroke.

Stroke Treatment and Prevention

William W. Ashley, Jr.
William W. Ashley, Jr.
M.D.,Ph.D.,M.B.A.
Neurological Surgery
Aneurysms, Brain Hemorrhage (Bleeding), Brain Tumors, Carotid Stenosis, Carotid Artery Surgery, Cervical Lumbar Disc...
Bernadette Aulivola
Bernadette Aulivola
M.D.,R.V.T., FACS
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Aneurysms, Angioplasty and Stenting of Blocked Arteries, Aortic Aneurysms, Artery Blockage...
Jose Biller
Jose Biller
M.D., FAAN, FACP, FAHA
Neurology
Stroke, Stroke in Children and Young Adults, Acute Neurology Care, General Neurology, Aneurysms, Brain Hemorrhage ...
Jae Sung Cho
Jae Sung Cho
M.D., FACS
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Aneurysms, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, A...
Paul Crisostomo
Paul Crisostomo
M.D.
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Aneurysms, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Surgery, T...
Murray Flaster
Murray Flaster
M.D.,Ph.D.
Neurology
Vascular Neurology, Neuro-Intensive Critical Care, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), General...
Pegge Halandras
Pegge Halandras
M.D.
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Aortic Aneurysms, Artery Blockage Related to the Foot or Leg, Carotid Blockage
Richard Hershberger
Richard Hershberger
M.D., FACS
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Aortic Aneurysms, Angioplasty and Stenting of Blocked Arteries, .
Sarkis Morales Vidal
Sarkis Morales Vidal
M.D.
Neurology
Stroke, Acute Neurology Care, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), ..
Michael Schneck
Michael Schneck
M.D., FAHA, FAAN, FACP
Neurology
Stroke, Brain Hemorrhage (Bleeding), Neuro-Intensive Critical Care, Stro...

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