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UR Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center
A stroke (otherwise known as a
brain attack) occurs when brain cells die due to disruption of blood flow to the brain. Stroke can be caused by either a blocked blood vessel (
ischemic stroke) or a leaky blood vessel (
hemorrhagic stroke) in the brain.
Our goal at UR Medicine’s Rapid Access TIA clinic and Neurovascular Laboratory is to swiftly address these events, while providing patients with a positive outpatient experience without the need for an Emergency visit or overnight stay.
Our stroke team is comprised of fellowship-trained vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neurocritical care specialists. They have successfully treated the most challenging diseases, and achieved the best outcomes in the most critically ill patients, while providing continuing outpatient preventative stroke care.
The Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester of New York, a University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) led community-wide initiative was formed to decrease the physical, psychosocial and economic burden of stroke in our community and to create a model program that can be replicated for other disease processes and in other communities.
UR Medicine, in partnership with American Medical Response, has launched Upstate and Central New York's FIRST Mobile Stroke Unit - the 13th in the nation. The unit will help us provide specialized, life-saving care to stroke victims before they even get to the hospital.
When you think it's a stroke:
Face: Is one side drooping?
Arms: Is one arm hard to lift?
Speech: Is speech slurred or confused?
Time: Quick action saves brain cells.
If you think it’s a stroke—or even if you’re not sure—call 9-1-1. Don’t go back to bed. Don’t wait. Call immediately.
Trust Your EMT
Depending on where you live and the severity of your symptoms, your EMT may recommend that you go to a nearby hospital or that you be taken directly to Strong Memorial Hospital.
Tarun Bhalla, MD, PhD
Debra Roberts, MD, PhD
Curtis Benesch, MD, MPH
You live in an area where the most advanced stroke care is close by. Strong offers advanced stroke treatments that are not available at most hospitals. By working closely with our affiliated hospitals, we ensure that patients get the stroke care they need in the shortest possible time.
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