Stroke Quality Data: Diagnostic Cerebral Catheter Angiography

Warning Signs

Recognizing Stroke Signs and Symptoms


Health Information


The Comprehensive Stroke Program at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin is dedicated to the philosophy that the impact of stroke can be minimized by a combination of aggressive prevention, rapid and intensive acute stroke management and a positive attitude toward rehabilitation.


Diagnostic Cerebral Catheter Angiography
A diagnostic cerebral catheter angiography is a procedure that allows physicians to see how blood flows in the brain and the vessels leading to the brain. The procedure may identify vessel blockages and aneurysms, and detect abnormal blood vessels.
The table below shows UW Health Stroke Program results are significantly better than the Joint Commission's quality benchmarks when performing cerebral catheter angiography.

Procedural Complications

Joint Commission Benchmark

UW Health Performance

Stroke or death

Less than 1 percent


better than