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AHN Stroke Centers

AHN Stroke Centers are advanced facilities that treat cerebrovascular diseases, or diseases related to the brain and blood vessels. While cerebrovascular diseases, including the many types of strokes, can have life-changing effects, our innovative stroke treatments and therapies can help patients reach the best possible outcome.

About AHN Stroke Centers

AHN Stroke Centers in western Pennsylvania and Erie help provide fast and accurate diagnoses and the latest stroke treatments for patients. Our stroke team includes board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuro-interventionalists who work together to deliver the most effective stroke treatment for each patient. Several AHN Stroke Centers have also received advanced stroke center certifications by The Joint Commission, designations that recognize the specialty stroke care we provide.

Stroke conditions we treat

AHN Stroke Centers diagnose and manage patients with complex stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions. 

These stroke conditions include:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases, or diseases related to the brain and blood vessels.
  • Ischemic stroke, a stroke caused by a blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain.
  • Transient ischemic stroke (TIA), which is also known as a mini stroke.
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage, a life-threatening bleed in the brain which can be caused by hypertension or head trauma.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This life-threatening bleeding into the space around the brain can be caused by an aneurysm or head injury.  

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Stroke care at AHN

AHN was the first health system in the region to give physicians access to immediate scans — anytime, anywhere — through RAPID® technology for stroke diagnosis. It is crucial to receive treatment as soon as possible after a stroke. This technology helps your team make the right diagnosis and stroke treatment plan for you.

RAPID technology can:

  • Rapidly process CT scans and show how blood is flowing in the brain.
  • Identify what areas of the brain are damaged and what areas are still healthy and viable.
  • Extend the treatment window for endovascular therapy — from 6 to 24 hours — to make a decision for safe neuroendovascular intervention. 

If you or a loved one needs stroke treatment in western Pennsylvania or Erie, AHN Stroke Centers provide specialized care and treatments.

Some stroke treatments include:

  • Acute stroke treatment with intravenous (IV) medication: These medications are known clot busters. They help dissolve blood clots and reduce the risk of disability from a stroke. Eligible patients must receive this treatment within 4.5 hours of their first stroke symptom.
  • Telestroke services: Our neurologists share their experience and expertise with local community hospitals throughout the region to help patients with complex needs.
  • Endovascular therapy: This advanced stroke treatment uses a microcatheter, a very thin tube, inserted through an artery in your arm or groin to remove or dissolve a blood clot in the brain. This is a less invasive way to unblock brain blood vessels. Patients are eligible for this therapy if it’s delivered within the first 24 hours of when a stroke occurred.
  • Neurocritical care: Our multidisciplinary team treats patients who have complex neurological illnesses and intensive care needs.
  • Surgical and postoperative care: Neurologists and neuro-interventionalists care for patients who have received advanced surgical procedures to treat strokes, including removal of blood clots in the brain and treatment of brain swelling after a stroke. 

Contact us

To schedule an appointment or learn more about AHN neuroscience services,
call (412) 359-8850.

If you're an existing patient, you can also call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 in Pittsburgh or request an appointment with AHN neuroscience services.

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