The expert neurology and neuro-interventional programs at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, including a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, offers significant advances in stroke medicine. At AHN, rapid treatment and robust support services help improve your health and recovery so you can get back to your life.
There are two primary types of stroke:
Allegheny General Hospital is one of the first medical centers in the country to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, the American Heart Association’s highest distinction of care.
This elite designation recognizes the nation’s most capable referral centers for the treatment of complex stroke injuries and cerebrovascular conditions. Allegheny General Hospital is among 156 medical centers in the country to earn this rigorous certification. Learn more about AHN’s cerebrovascular and stroke care.
AHN’s certified stroke centers provide specialized care for patients after an ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Our wide range of services includes:
People experience stroke symptoms differently. Because stroke treatment is more effective when started immediately, call 911 (or your local ambulance service) right away if you notice any signs of stroke, including:
A stroke may cause other, less common symptoms such as:
To diagnose a stroke, physicians first do a physical examination. Depending on your symptoms, doctors may also use:
The ideal treatment for you is based on the type of stroke and the severity of the symptoms. The main stroke treatments today are:
The goals of stroke treatment depend on your circumstances. At AHN, our team works to: