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Stroke can happen to anyone. Know the signs:
Other stroke symptoms may include dizziness, nausea or vomiting, extreme headache, and difficulties with coordination and swallowing.
As a Joint Commission-accredited and certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Spectrum Health is committed to fostering better outcomes for stroke patients. Our specialized neurovascular team, one of the largest of its kind in Michigan, has the expertise to provide the highest level of medical and surgical stroke treatment. The team consists of:
Hospitals achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 75% of eligible patient treated in equal to or less than 45 minutes AND 50% of eligible patient treated in equal to or less than 30 minutes to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
Hospitals achieving Door to Needle & Door to Device in ≤ 90 minutes in 50% of patients arriving directly and Door to Needle & Door to Device in ≤ 60 minutes in 50% of transfer patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes."
Hospitals that quality for Silver level or higher achievement award in Get With The Guidelines – Stroke and achieve an “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score of ≥ 80%.
There are two types of stroke: hemorrhagic and ischemic.
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel ruptures in the brain. This can happen in two different ways:
Occurs when a blood vessel bleeds into the deep tissue in the brain. Untreated high blood pressure and aging vessels are the main cause.
Occurs when a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds between the brain and the skull. The most common cause is a ruptured aneurysm (a blood filled pouch that balloons out from an artery wall).
Ischemic stroke occurs when blood vessels in the brain are clogged or constricted preventing blood flow to the brain. This can happen in two different ways:
Caused by a clot that forms in the heart or the neck arteries and travels to the brain. This type of blood clot often develops from an irregular heartbeat, called atrial fibrillation.
Caused by a blood clot (thrombus) in an artery going to the brain. This type of blood clot develops within the artery as a result of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).