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Highlights of UW Health Comprehensive Stroke Program

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 mStroke physiciansakes our program so unique? Learn more about us:

  • Qualifications: Doctors with advanced specialty training in stroke care and prevention
  • Availability: Doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Imaging: Nationally known doctors trained in detecting and locating strokes through brain imaging
  • Minimally-invasive Surgical Treatments for Ischemic Strokes: Dissolve and remove stroke-causing clots and reverse or greatly reduce effects of ischemic strokes, which occur when blood supply to part of the brain is decreased
  • Minimally-invasive Surgical Treatments for Hemorrhagic Strokes: Repair of intracranial ruptured aneurysms in hemorrhagic strokes, which occur when blood vessels burst inside the brain
  • Advanced Surgical Treatments: Including carotid surgery, extra cranial to intra cranial bypass, aneurysm clipping and arterio-venous malformation (AVM) removal
  • Neuro-Intensive Care Unit: where stroke patients are monitored by nurses with critical care neuroscience training
  • Multidisciplinary Care: daily meetings for every patient involving key members of the care team, including input from a wide array of specialists to provide a comprehensive care perspective
  • Clot-breaking Medication: 24/7 readiness for bedside administration of Alteplase, a drug that breaks down blood clots
  • Program Coordination: Full-time stroke program coordinator on staff
  • Rehabilitation: Strong inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs offering a wide variety of services to restore optimal health