Ingredients for surviving a stroke; rapid response, intensive treatment

The experts at the UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of strokes. We provide the latest technology, medications and care for the stroke patient’s entire needs. The optimal treatment for ischemic stroke requires 24/7 availability of stroke neurologists and endovascular neurosurgeons. The goal is to take the stroke patient, as rapidly as possible, for diagnostic imaging. Advanced treatments, including intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and-most importantly-intravascular mechanical retrieval of clots from major brain arteries, can lead to previously unachievable patient outcomes. Surgical intervention for stroke is directed by Brian L. Hoh, M.D., who works with stroke neurologists Anna Khanna, MD, and Christina Wilson, MD. Dr. Hoh and his team of cerebrovascular/endovascular neurosurgeons provide neurosurgical evaluations of hemorrhagic stroke patients and perform endovascular procedures, including the removal of artery-blocking blood clots, coiling of cerebral aneurysms and carotid artery stenting, as well as open cerebrovascular surgical procedures, such as aneurysm clipping, carotid endarterectomy and removal of arteriovenous malformations. UF Health physicians treat the third largest number of subarachnoid hemorrhage patients in the country. The UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center is one of three nationally designated centers in the state of Florida.