On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, the nation's fourth leading cause of death. It's important to treat a stroke quickly and at a stroke center that offers comprehensive care.
The MetroHealth Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center — the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio — provides state-of-the-art clinical care 24/7 to prevent stroke, minimize disability in stroke survivors, and offer the best possible outcomes for patients following a stroke.
The center’s dynamic team involves the expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists and neurological rehabilitation specialists. Core services include:
- Providing expert diagnosis and medical, endovascular and surgical management of all cerebrovascular conditions
- Educating patients and their families, the public, and medical professionals about stroke prevention and treatment
- Advancing scientific research to develop new treatments and approaches to care
What Is a Primary Stroke Center?
Recent research has shown that some stroke patients have a better chance of survival if they are admitted to a designated primary stroke center, such as the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center.
Primary stroke centers offer care that begins in the emergency department and continues throughout the entire hospital, offering vast resources and expertise across several departments.
MetroHealth is home to one of only 700 primary stroke centers in the United States. Emergency medical service (EMS) providers transport nearly 60% of regional stroke cases to MetroHealth.
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MetroHealth Recognized By American Heart Association For Stroke Care
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