More Americans are surviving strokes and experiencing fewer permanent side effects than ever before, thanks to dramatic advances in technology and minimally invasive techniques.
At primary stroke centers like ours at WakeMed, consistent teamwork has led to reduced length of stay and reduced mortality in cases of acute ischemic stroke. Advancements in the treatment of stroke and an emphasis on getting care quickly is the reason people who have a stroke now live longer, healthier more productive lives.
These treatments include:
Though WakeMed stroke specialists are armed with the latest tools and expertise to help patients survive and thrive after stroke, they all agree that some not-so-recent advice still holds true: If you think you or someone you are with is having a stroke, call 911 and get to your closest emergency department. The faster you receive treatment, the better your chances for a full recovery and return to living your life.