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Stroke Evaluation & Treatment


Primary Stroke Center

When minutes matter…

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. Griffin Hospital, a designated Primary Stroke Center, provides evaluation and treatment for stroke patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When minutes matter, the stroke team at Griffin Hospital is ready to care for you.

If you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. The chance that you will survive and recover from a stroke is higher if you get emergency treatment right away.

Our Primary Stroke Team

Our stroke team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists, and social workers. Together, each discipline helps to diagnose, treat, and prevent strokes.

There are many measures performed by the stroke team at Griffin Hospital to help diagnose a stroke. Some of the measures used by the team to confirm or rule out a stroke include neurological exams, cardiology services to measure heart activity, radiology services including imaging techniques such as MRI/MRA and CT scans, and blood tests.

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