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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.
Barrow’s Stroke Program is among the most advanced and busiest stroke centers in the country. The expert staff in the Stroke Program cares for more stroke victims than any other hospital in the southwestern United States. Our Stroke Program 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.
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 Program offers the following diagnostic tests:
In addition, the Stroke Program 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.
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.
For more information about our comprehensive stroke care, please visit barrowneuro.org/stroke.