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stroke program

stroke program

A stroke is the result of a circulatory disorder in the brain. Symptoms can range from paralysis, sensory disturbances, swallowing and speech disorders, and impairment of cognitive abilities. A stroke is always an emergency and has to be treated immediately. This finding is based on the experience that all improvement measures within the first 3 hours (preferably in the first hour) have the best effect. Following acute treatment, lost skills can be partially or fully recovered in a specialized rehabilitation facility.


Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in Kentucky. Getting treatment as soon as a stroke occurs can make a huge difference in survival and recovery.


Our stroke program is a key part of ASH Neurosciences center. There is a dedicated, inpatient stroke unit with the most advanced stroke service is staffed full-time by our talented vascular neurologists. Leading-edge treatments for ischemic stroke that we can offer include intravenous thrombolysis, intra-arterial thrombolysis


Stroke team formed by one Consultant cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgeon, Four Consultant Neurologists and one Consultant interventional radiologists can efficiently handle such top emergencies.


“Time is Brain!” is a direct way of conveying that stroke is a top medical emergency. It simply means that the more time passes before a stroke patient receives a definitive treatment, the worst the repercussions will be. But it also means that if the stroke is treated immediately, the brain damage will be minimized.