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St. Joseph Emergency and Stroke Intervention

Stroke By The Numbers

  • Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.
  • A stroke happens every 40 seconds.
  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke.
  • Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.

Emergency Services offered at St. Joe's

  • Rapid assessment of patients with stroke symptoms
  • Aggressive treatment using the very latest therapies and procedures to remove or dissolve blood clots and blockages inside the neck and head
  • Comprehensive care throughout hospitalization, including the services of an Adult Critical Care Unit
  • Nurses with neurological expertise or special training in stroke care
  • Comprehensive care from board certified neurologists
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Community education programs and support group
  • 24/7 Access to Board Certified Neurologists.

Neuro & Interventional Radiology

According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, the advantages of interventional radiology include:

  • Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.
  • Most procedures can be done with mild sedation. General anesthesia usually is not required.
  • Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced compared to traditional treatments and surgeries.
  • Select patients may require additional stroke intervention by removing clots from the brain.

Clot-Busting vs. Clot-Removal

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