Stroke Care at UVA
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Read about our Stroke Fellowship.
The UVa Stroke Center is certified by the Joint Commission (JC).
Our Stroke Center provides state-of-the-art care for victims of stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA).
- ASIT: The Acute
Stroke Intervention Team (ASIT) is staffed by health care providers
trained specifically in stroke medicine. Stroke neurologists are on
call 24 hours a day to assess and treat acute stroke. We also offer
t-PA (thrombolysis) treatment. When appropriate, our patients are
evaluated for and offered experimental therapies (clinical
- Special Imaging:
Patients are evaluated with brain imaging within minutes. Modern
therapy -- including the administration of t-PA -- requires that
intervention be made as soon as possible after the onset of stroke
symptoms. We can often reverse the process with this aggressive
interventionalist approach. We also offer advanced brain imaging,
including MRI with diffusion and perfusion imaging and
Expertise: Our neurologists and
neurosurgeons use the latest techniques and therapies to help minimize
damage and restore physical function. Our surgeons can treat such
conditions as subarachnoid hemorrhages, unruptured cerebral aneurysms
and arteriovenous malformations. Click here to read a detailed article about cerebrovascular
surgery at UVA.
- Specialized Stroke &
Critical Care Units: Our patients are cared for in
environments specially designed to meet their needs. These include
our Nerancy Neuro Intensive Care
Services: An extensive range of inpatient and outpatient
services to patient with a variety of disabling conditions is offered
Rehabilitation Hospital. Comprehensive rehabilitation
services are designed to return patients to the community with maximum
function and independence, as quickly and safely as possible. The
Stroke Program was awarded the Joint Commission Disease Specific Care
- Research &
Treatment: The Stroke Center's goal is to establish a new
standard of care for stroke patients through its intensive program of
clinical research and specialized treatment protocols.
- Children: Children who
suffer strokes receive treatment and rehabilitation in conjunction with
the special services of UVa's Kluge Children's
is available for patients recovering from a
Patients and families of patients suffering with stroke may be under a
great deal of stress or need some additional assistance. We offer a
broad range of special services to make your stay as comfortable as
Find a physician specializing in stroke care.