Stroke Center

Outpatient Treatment

Stroke Center at Highland Hospital

Services and Goals

Outpatient Services

  • Assessment and prevention strategies for individuals who are at increased risk for stroke
  • Therapies for patients who have experienced a stroke

Stroke Risk Assessment and Prevention

The goals of this program are to:

  • Conduct screening and diagnostic testing
  • Detect pre-stroke conditions
  • Recommend preventive therapies such as:
    • Lifestyle modification
    • Preventive medications such as anti-platelet drugs and anticoagulants
    • Surgery to open up an artery that's moderately to severely narrowed by plaques or procedures such as aneurysm clipping and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) removal for people who are at high risk of spontaneous aneurysm or AVM rupture

Post-Stroke Care

Not every stroke patient faces life-changing disabilities. However, people who have had a stroke are at greater risk to have another one. In addition, people who have had a TIA are much more likely to have a stroke as are those who haven't had a TIA. Outpatient treatment for these patients focuses on prevention of stroke recurrence. 

For patients who have experienced more severe impairments, we offer a host of services to provide them with a comprehensive approach to care that includes:

  • Prevention strategies to minimize the risk of stroke recurrence
  • Ongoing evaluation of function
  • Rehabilitation recommendations
  • Medical management
  • Surgical referrals
  • Referrals to psychological and social services

 

We closely collaborate with each patient's primary care provider to optimize treatment.

 

Highland Neurology

NYS Designated Stroke Center

NYS Dept of Health

Use the F.A.S.T. Test

If you think you or someone you know is having a stroke.

Face

Ask the person to smile. Is the face lopsided?

Arm

Ask the person to raise arms. Does one arm drift down?

Speech

Ask the person to repeat a phrase. Does their speech sound strange? Can they do it without slurring words?

Time

Don't waste it. Call 911 now.