What is a Stroke?
A stroke is a brain attack, caused by disruption of blood flow to the brain. Before we can create a treatment plan for you, we have to determine what kind of stroke you had.
Northwestern Medicine offers the latest technology to swiftly diagnose and address stroke. Several kinds of tests will help determine what kind of stroke you had.
Northwestern Medicine is home to highly trained physicians, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists specializing in stroke. We will create an individualized treatment plan focusing on your specific needs and goals.
You can prevent strokes by making healthy lifestyle choices, and reduce the likelihood of permanent disability by learning to identify the warning signs of stroke so you can get medical attention as soon as possible.
Recovery from stroke is a long and challenging process for patients and families, requiring expert care. Our goal is to help our patients and their families return to a normal life as soon as possible.
At the Hospital
A stroke is a challenging time for you and your family. Knowing what is happening while you’re at the hospital may help ease some of the uncertainty you may be experiencing.
Stroke Second Opinion
A second opinion with a qualified specialist allows you to approach your treatment decisions with the necessary confidence to help you make the best choice for you.