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Stroke Center


A stroke is the result of sudden loss of blood flow to the brain due to blood vessel blockage or rupture, which can injure or kill brain cells. When brain cells are injured or die, the bodily functions they control are impaired or lost. It’s imperative that stroke victims receive treatment as soon as possible.

Advanced Stroke Care

Barrow’s Stroke Center is among the most advanced and busiest stroke centers in the country. The expert staff at the Stroke Center cares for more stroke victims than any other hospital in the southwestern United States. Our Stroke Center has also treated more patients with tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), the only FDA-approved "clot-busting" drug, than any hospital in the United States.

Our dedicated stroke team is committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting research into the prevention and treatment of stroke, and educating our community about risk factors.

Urgent Stroke Care For Better Outcomes

Barrow’s state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic technology helps physicians determine the exact cause of a stroke so that they are quickly able to treat the patient and prevent future strokes. The Barrow Stroke Center offers the following diagnostic tests:

  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT) angiography
  • Digital subtraction angiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Perfusion scanning
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

In addition, the Stroke Center networks with hospitals across the state using a combination of image-sharing and virtual presence technologies to provide emergency consultation for patients with acute stroke.

Stroke Rehabilitation

A stroke can be a life-altering event, and the Barrow Neurorehabilitation Program provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for persons affected by stroke and other neurological disorders. The rehabilitation team includes rehabilitation physicians, neuropsychologists, nurses, and physical, occupational, speech and language, and recreational therapists. We also offer a variety of support groups to assist individuals and their families with stroke and other neurological disorders.

Online Stroke Assessment Tool

The chance of developing a stroke can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control factors that can put you at greater risk. This FREE stroke risk educational tool provides a personalized, strictly confidential information that will help you:

  • Assess your risk and identify those medical or lifestyle conditions that may lead to a stroke
  • Take action to reduce your level of risk

Take the Stroke Assessment

Learn More About The Barrow Stroke Center

For more information about our comprehensive stroke care, please visit barrowneuro.org or call 1-877-BARROW1 (1.877.227.7691).