West Penn Primary Stroke Center

Prompt care is critical when you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke. Our center is certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Joint Commission as a primary stroke center.

Stroke care at West Penn Hospital: Why choose us?

Our board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuro-interventionalists provide quality care for people affected by cerebrovascular problems and stroke. We offer:

  • Neuro-critical care: As part of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, you receive the highest level care from a team of board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuro-interventionalists. These specialists work together to develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Comprehensive stroke treatments: When needed, you receive advanced therapies at Allegheny General Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. AGH is home to the state’s first certified stroke center. The AHN team of experts offer comprehensive treatments, including clot-busting therapies and advanced endovascular procedures. Find out more about cerebrovascular and stroke care.
  • Fast response: Our neurology specialists use telestroke technology to support physicians treating acute stroke in local community hospitals. If needed, AHN LifeFlight can rapidly bring you to an AHN stroke center.
  • Rehabilitation programs: We partner with therapists from physical therapy and rehabilitation programs to help you regain strength, movement, and speech capabilities. Our Healthcare @ Home provides support to people recovering at home.

Are you at risk for stroke?

One in three Americans is — and may not even know it. Learn three steps you can take now to protect yourself and help prevent a stroke.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment for follow up care with an AHN stroke specialist at West Penn Hospital Neurology Department call: (412) 359-8850.

Find us

West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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