Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of adult disability. When your or one of your loved one’s life is in jeopardy because of a stroke, you need the best and you need them to have the same sense of urgency you do.
If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from a stroke, dial 911 immediately.
A stroke can happen when vital blood flow and oxygen is cut off from your brain. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, which increases the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death.
What happens in the first few hours after a stroke saves lives.
Why Choose UHealth?
Collaborative environment. Our physicians collaborate with the rest of the neurology team and other providers to provide the most comprehensive stroke service in South Florida. We treat patients at the University of Miami Hospital and manage the Acute Stroke Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital, both Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Centers.
Outpatient services. Our stroke neurologists also see patients at the UHealth Neurology Outpatient Clinic and our Neurovascular Laboratory, an IAC-certified facility. We offer state-of-the-art noninvasive diagnostic options such as:
- Extra-cranial duplex
- Transcranial doppler
- Emboli detection studies
- Vasomotor reactivity evaluation
- Noninvasive right to left shunt detection
One of 25 regional stroke centers for the NINDS Stroke Trials Network. The Stroke Division physicians conduct cutting edge research to address a variety of cerebrovascular diseases. We are actively enrolling patients in acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, and stroke recovery trials, and have special interest in stroke in minorities.
Certified vascular treatment. Almost 2,400 procedures are performed and interpreted annually by the experts at the Patrick Cesarano Neurovascular Laboratory, located in the Professional Arts Building, and certified by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). It performs outpatient extracranial studies and ambulatory and inpatient intracranial studies including transcranial doppler, microemboli detection, vasomotor reactivity, and right-to-left shunt detection studies.
One of the largest neuroscience ICU’s in the country. You have access to advanced stroke-related procedures, including endovascular thrombectomy, aneurysmal clipping and coiling, and decompressive craniectomies, among others. We offer an 8-bed stroke unit, a step-down neurosurgical unit, and 2 bi-plane neuro-interventional suites. This site offers expanded monitoring capabilities including microdialysis and all beds in the Neuro-ICU and the Stroke Unit are EEG-wired.
Inpatient stroke service. A 24-7 stroke team responds immediately to all acute cerebrovascular events to initiate acute therapy. We have extensive experience in thrombolytic therapy. Through our close collaboration with our neuro-interventional team, we can offer endovascular acute therapy including mechanical and chemical thrombolysis. In addition, we can offer hypothermia to cardiac arrest victims.
Collaborative neurology teams. We work hand-in-hand with other neurology and neurosurgery teams, including Neurocritical Care, Interventional Neurology, Vascular Neurosurgery and the Cerebrovascular Diseases Research Laboratories.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious, long-term, adult disability. Each year, over 700,000 people have a stroke; 75% of these are first attacks. Knowing the warning signs and acting quickly are our best defenses against Stroke.