Stroke Services

Stroke Services at Meridian HealthStroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability. A stroke occurs every 45 seconds, and when symptoms occur, every minute counts. Effective treatment delivered within the first three hours is critical to limiting the damaging effects of stroke. Meridian’s board-certified neurologists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with comprehensive rehabilitation services and home care available for follow up care.

Call 911 immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms of stroke:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness, especially on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Dizziness, balance problems, or difficulty walking
  • Sudden, severe headache

With one simple call, emergency specialists from area community hospitals can call the Meridian Transfer Center to coordinate transportation for these advanced cases:

  • Subarachnoid Non Traumatic Hemorrhage
  • Aneurysm or Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Complex Ischemic Stroke (IA tPA; MERCI)
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Neurology specialists work closely together on a range of procedures across specialties and disciplines in the new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room. This includes 3-D bi-plane imaging which allows clear viewing for the surgeons to place devices or perform surgery with greater precision and accuracy.

Known as stroke rescue, these procedures are groundbreaking and the operating room technology allows surgeons to perform:

  • Endovascular and surgical repairs of cerebral aneurysms and AVMs
  • Intracranial stenting and angioplasty
  • Stroke rescue procedures such as clot retrieval
  • Combined open and endovascular procedures as clot retrieval

Wellness Resources

    • All About Strokes

      All About Strokes

      Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Disruption in blood flow is caused when either a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain

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    • How Much do You Know About Stroke

      How Much Do You Know About Stroke?

      Find out more about stroke by taking this quiz, based on information from the AHA and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

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    • Rehabilitation for Stroke

      Rehabilitation for Stroke

      Rehabilitation is the process of helping an individual achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible — physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

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