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Recognizing Stroke Signs and Symptoms


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Fresh Start: Aneurysm, Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group


Contact Us

Neurology Stroke Clinic: (608) 265-8899

Neurosurgery Clinic (including information about aneurysm, carotid stenosis and arteriovenous malformations (AVM)): (608) 263-7502

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been designated as one of the top 100 stroke hospitals in America by an independent national health care assessment organization.
The Stroke Program staff believes many strokes can be prevented through reducing risks and that the effects of some strokes can be minimized with leading-edge stroke-specific therapy if patients get to the hospital within the therapeutic window of opportunity.
What is a stroke?
UW Health's Stroke Program offers several innovative procedures, including:
  • Assessment of risk factors
  • Acute thrombrolytic (clot busting) therapies
  • Innovative rehabilitation and prevention of recurrent ischema or hemorrhage events
  • Microsurgical and endovascular opening of blocked vessel in the neck and brain
  • Open surgical and endovascular opening of blocked vessel in the neck and brain

Additional Treatments, Programs and Services

  • We serve as a focal point for preventive treatments of all known stroke risk factors
  • We offer an acute stroke team of emergency physicians and neurologists that treat stroke victims immediately upon their arrival to UW Hospital
  • Coordination of additional stroke management by a multidisciplinary team,  which combines the expertise of physicians in neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery and preventive cardiology
  • An integrated medical approach, with physical, occupational and speech therapies marked by a positive attitude toward regaining independence
  • Social and mental health services to cope with the life changes that result when stroke affects a family member
  • Investigative medications and techniques for any situation with no known therapy
  • Comprehensive treatment, from risk identification through rehabilitation
  • Emphasis on risk factor reduction through all phases of care
  • Investigative medications and interventional neuroradiology services
  • Neuroendovascular Surgery