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Stroke Program News

The Stroke Program at UW Health, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and offers a breadth of expertise and a range of services unmatched in the region.

 

What's new in our program? Check out the news articles below to find out.

 

Advancements in Stroke Recovery

Advancements in Stroke Recovery

Madison, Wisconsin - Stroke recovery can be long and difficult. But a new stroke rehabilitation device may speed recovery and improve function for some of the 800,000 people in the United States who suffer strokes each year. Vivek Prabhakaran, M...
3/27/2014 | Advancements in Stroke Recovery

World Stroke Day: A Survivor's Perspective

World Stroke Day: A Survivor

Eric Sarno is a stroke survivor, father, triathlete and passionate stroke advocate. He wrote the article below for World Stroke Day. Madison, Wisconsin - October 29 is World Stroke Day. According to the World Health Organization, stroke is ...
10/29/2013 | World Stroke Day: A Survivor's Perspective

UW to Lead Stroke Research in Upper Midwest

UW to Lead Stroke Research in Upper Midwest

Madison, Wisconsin - People who live in Wisconsin's urban neighborhoods and Indian reservations should have better access to the latest in stroke prevention and treatment, thanks to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's n...
10/08/2013 | UW to Lead Stroke Research in Upper Midwest

Wisconsin Telestroke Network Welcomes Southwest Health Center

Wisconsin Telestroke Network Welcomes Southwest Health Center

Madison, Wisconsin - Southwest Health Center of Platteville is the latest member of the growing Wisconsin Telestroke Program headquartered at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. This means patients who go to Southwest Health Center in ...
6/21/2013 | Wisconsin Telestroke Network Welcomes Southwest Health Center

UW Hospital Named One of Nation's First Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers

UW Hospital Named One of Nation

Madison, Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics joins an elite group as one of the first hospitals in the country to receive Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Associatio...
12/05/2012 | UW Hospital Named One of Nation's First Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Grant Regional Health Center Joins Growing UW Telestroke Network

Grant Regional Health Center Joins Growing UW Telestroke Network

Madison, Wis. – UW Health welcomes Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster as the latest member of its Wisconsin Telestroke Network.Grant County residents with stroke symptoms can now go to their local emergency department and have immediate,...
9/11/2012 | Grant Regional Health Center Joins Growing UW Telestroke Network

UW Health Wins Stroke Treatment Honors

UW Health Wins Stroke Treatment Honors

Madison, Wisconsin – The UW Comprehensive Stroke Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes UW's success in giving ex...
3/09/2012 | UW Health Wins Stroke Treatment Honors

Beaver Dam Joins Growing University of Wisconsin Telestroke Network

Beaver Dam Joins Growing University of Wisconsin Telestroke Network

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health welcomes Beaver Dam Community Hospitals as the latest member of its Wisconsin Telestroke Network. Beginning August 24, Beaver Dam area residents with stroke symptoms can go to their local emergency department and h...
8/24/2011 | Beaver Dam Joins Growing University of Wisconsin Telestroke Network

Understanding Stroke: What to Know and What to Do

Understanding Stroke: What to Know and What to Do

Madison, Wisconsin - May is National Stroke Awareness month and UW Health is dedicated to communicating critical information so that lives are saved. "Informing the public about stroke symptoms and how to respond is the basis for all of our comm...
4/28/2011 | Understanding Stroke: What to Know and What to Do

Saving Two Lives with One Surgery

MADISON - When Stephanie White had some recent photos taken with her new baby, Charles Baskaya Zeinert, she dressed in white, and they both wore angel wings. It symbolized their near brush with death, and the fact that they're both lucky to have...
11/06/2009 | Saving Two Lives with One Surgery

American Stroke Association Lauds UW Hospital's Stroke Care

American Stroke Association Lauds UW Hospital

MADISON - University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics has been awarded the top performance award for achieving the American Stroke Association's guidelines for longer than two years. This means patients at UW Hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Ce...
8/21/2009 | American Stroke Association Lauds UW Hospital's Stroke Care

Clinical Trial Uses Bat Saliva Enzyme for Stroke Treatment

Clinical Trial Uses Bat Saliva Enzyme for Stroke Treatment

MADISON - Vampires aren't usually cast in the role of saviors, but stroke experts are hoping a blood thinner that mimics a chemical in vampire saliva will help save brain cells in stroke patients. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and P...
8/21/2009 | Clinical Trial Uses Bat Saliva Enzyme for Stroke Treatment

The Rapid Evolution of Stroke Care

The Rapid Evolution of Stroke Care

MADISON - With stroke, time is brain. Eighty-five percent of the 700,000 strokes that occur nationally each year are ischemic, wherein a blood clot moves to the brain and interrupts the flow of blood. For each minute that passes, an estimated tw...
8/21/2009 | The Rapid Evolution of Stroke Care

UW Health Launches State's First Telestroke Program in Watertown

UW Health Launches State

MADISON - Patients at UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center will now have instant access to stroke specialists at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, thanks to the signing of Wisconsin's first "Telestroke" agreement.&nbs...
8/21/2009 | UW Health Launches State's First Telestroke Program in Watertown

Stroke Technology Saves Lives When Minutes Matter

Comprehensive Stroke Program Stroke Signs and Symptoms Learn the warning signs of a stroke and what to do if you or a loved one experience them. Read more about stroke signs and symptomsMADISON - Monday, April 6th started out just like...
6/17/2009 | Stroke Technology Saves Lives When Minutes Matter

You're Never too Young to Have a Stroke

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Madison - Tracy Nelson woke up on a cold January morning in 2007 to find that her arm had gone limp during the night. Thinking she had just slept on it wrong she attempted to get out of bed. Moments later she went crashing to the floor. Nelson d...
5/15/2009 | You're Never too Young to Have a Stroke