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Stroke and Neurovascular Disorders

Certain conditions, including stroke, affect blood vessels in and around the brain. These neurovascular (cerebrovascular) disorders fall into two categories: they either stop blood from reaching the brain or they cause bleeding inside the brain.

Symptoms are often sudden and life-threatening. They may include severe headache, blurry vision, slurred speech, confusion or weak muscles. It’s vital to get medical care right away to prevent disability or death.

PeaceHealth offers neurovascular services for children and adults. When we can, we diagnose and treat patients early to prevent a health crisis. If you need emergency care you'll find yourself in experthands.

Stroke Prevention and Action Plan

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Stroke and neurovascular care at PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of evidence-based care to individuals with stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Our multi-disciplinary approach encompasses prevention, early detection, acute care, education and rehabilitation. Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has certified PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center. 

Partnership with local EMS

PeaceHealth and out local EMS providers use a stroke alert system to make sure patients get rapid diagnosis and treatment. First responders let us know when they’re heading to our hospital with a possible stroke patient. When they arrive, our emergency department is ready to provide care right away.

Highly coordinated hospital care

The team at PeaceHealth includes doctors called neurohospitalists. They provide hospital care only to patients with neurovascular disorders. This means you can expect a level of care, attention and support not found in every hospital.

You have access to accredited stroke rehabilitation

Our inpatient rehabilitation center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Patients cared for in accredited facilities often improve their functional abilities more quickly. This means they can return to their homes instead of a skilled nursing facility.

All Stroke and Neurovascular Disorders Locations