Stroke Treatments

Premier Health stroke centers are recognized as centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

Stroke experts across Premier Health use telemedicine—a powerful new tool to speed definitive care to patients experiencing acute strokes. Our hospitals have telemedicine devices in their Emergency Trauma Centers and Intensive Care Units. These devices allow the team of stroke neurologists to consult remotely using a two-way video terminal wheeled to the patient's bedside. From their own notebook computer, the neurologists can “see” the patient, ask questions and view CT scans—all in real-time—to assess the patient's condition and help the on-site physician determine if the patient is a candidate for clot-dissolving medication or another form of acute stroke therapy.

Diagnostic Procedures

Working with many diagnostic tools, experienced stroke center physicians can determine the precise location of stroke, its cause, and how much damage resulted from the stroke to make essential treatment decisions quickly.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Interventional Drug Therapy

Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) is best known as a clot buster. It is used for patients who have suffered from the most common type of stroke, in which a blood clot blocks blood flow to a portion of the brain, cutting off oxygen. tPA can prevent cell damage in the brain by dissolving the clot and restoring the flow of oxygen. The drug must be given to patients as soon as possible after the symptoms begin, ideally no longer than three to four and a half hours.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Clot Removal

Our stroke experts enlist a variety of procedures to remove clots that can cause strokes whether it is a stent retrieval procedure or a micro-tool to aspirate or vacuum the clot out.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital

Physician Expertise

Premier Health is proud to have over 2,300 physicians credentialed at our facilities.  Search Find a Doctor to find a physician credentialed in Neurology.

Content Updated: May 23, 2014

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