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Faster Care, Better Outcomes

Strokes are fast. We’re faster. A stroke can come out of nowhere. Our team is standing by. If needed, additional specialists are just a phone call away. As the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., you bet we take strokes seriously. We want to prevent as much damage to your brain as possible, and that’s why we constantly monitor our response time to patients experiencing a stroke. There is always room to improve.

The hospital has some of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances and offers a wide range of interventional neurology options that have the potential to stop a stroke in progress and minimize the potential damage.

We offer mechanical embolectomy - an emergent procedure to remove a blood clot from a brain artery that is causing acute neurological deficits called a stroke. We have the technology and interventional capabilities to remove clots or blockages from blood vessels in the neck or brain, which are some of the most complex stroke cases.

Stroke Treatment

Your care, completed.

What does comprehensive mean at our stroke center? It means providing you with a more aggressive treatment plan. It means getting you back to normal as physically possible. After a stroke, you’ll benefit from our acute rehabilitation service. There is a window of time in which your body will gain the most from rehabilitation therapy. We’ll use that time to the fullest because we’re in this together.

Team Stroke Care

At our center, you’ll work with a diverse team of passionate staff members that’ll see to your every phase of treatment. This group of doctors and nurses bring different specialists and skill sets together for a single purpose—to get you better. From the neurologists that will coordinate your treatment to the nurses in our Step Down Unit who will provide intermediate care between divisions of the hospital, you’ll benefit from each members expertise as they work to help you recover.

Would you recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke?

“Quick intervention saved my life.”

“I suffered a stroke but was fortunate enough to be within minutes of [Delray], a Comprehensive Stroke Center, which also happens to be one of America’s top specialty care hospitals for stroke care,” says John Lisi, who was in South Florida on vacation with his wife at the time.

“Within 30 minutes of my arrival, the quick-thinking doctors had administered intravenous tPA, a clot-busting drug, into my system. I was awake during my entire treatment, and Dr. Mueller-Kronast explained that my carotid artery was blocked and that he was going to remove the blood clot in my brain. To my surprise, I was out of the hospital three days later and back on my vacation.”

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Stroke Is a Leading Cause of Disability

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the U.S., happening when a blood vessel to the brain ruptures or has a blockage. The brain can’t get the blood and oxygen it needs, and that can cause serious problems. Many of the things that you can do to reduce stroke risk are the same healthy lifestyle choices that keep you in good general health:

  1. Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke. Cigarette smoke can damage the heart and blood vessels.
  2. Eat/drink healthy. Think color and include fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks, reduce saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and salt. Avoid fatty meats, butter and cream. Limit alcohol to one drink a day for women or two for men.
  3. Be physically active. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise. That may sound like a lot, but think of it as 10 minutes, three times a day.
  4. Have regular checkups. Manage your blood pressure if it’s high and take all medication as prescribed.
  5. Reduce and manage stress. Aim for work/life balance and seek emotional support.