Features of our care:
When you experience a stroke, prompt and accurate care is of vital importance. The Acute Stroke Center at Hahnemann University Hospital delivers advanced treatment for those who require urgent diagnosis and treatment for a stroke in progress.
The center also works with patients who need an evaluation to reduce their risk of recurrent stroke and those who may benefit from a planned rehabilitation program and home care to promote their independence after experiencing a stroke.
Patients who receive stoke treatment at Hahnemann University Hospital are able to return to normal activity within 90 days. 70 percent of patients have no long-term symptoms affecting their ability to be independent. More than 50 percent of patients treated at Hahnemann are able to return home after their care is complete.
With new drugs and sophisticated procedures, treatments with the potential to reverse the debilitating effects of stroke have become a reality. Within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms, treatment can be administered to help during this acute phase of stroke. Based on the cause and location of the stroke, Acute Stroke Center doctors select the stroke treatment to best limit damage. These advanced treatments include:
Immediately following the acute phase of care, a planned program of stroke rehab begins to help patients regain strength, relearn activities of daily living and function as independently as possible. The Acute Stroke Center can also help to arrange for an interdisciplinary home care team to support patients in the home environment, providing education on new medications, the use of assistive devices and assistance with activities of daily living.
Greater than 85 percent of patients treated with our new clot-busting technique had the clot completely removed from their brain.
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Hahnemann also provides treatment for patients with neurological illnesses that require ICU care. Our team of neurointensivists offers care specifically designed for neurological diseases with all of the resources of a tertiary care center. Neurological illnesses appropriate for this program include:
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For more information about Hahnemann’s Acute Stroke and Neurointensive Care Program, call at 215-762-1267.