Stroke Treatments and Therapy

Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability*. You can help prevent a stroke by managing your risk factors and reducing the long-term effects of a stroke by getting immediate help when you notice signs and symptoms of a stroke in progress. But if you or a loved one has already had a stroke, AHN has the expertise and state-of-the-art stroke treatment options to maximize the chances of recovery.

AHN stroke treatment and expertise

When you arrive at the hospital, doctors will work fast to examine you, run tests, and use advanced imaging to make a stroke diagnosis. They’ll determine the type of stroke you’re having, and start treating the stroke as quickly as possible. Regardless of how severe or complex a stroke may be, AHN Stroke Centers have the expertise and technology to offer some of the most advanced, comprehensive treatments available.

AHN stroke treatments include:

  • Intravenous (IV) medication: For patients who reach the hospital within 4.5 hours after their first stroke symptoms, we can use clot buster medication to help dissolve blood clots and reduce the risk of disability from a stroke.
  • Endovascular therapy: This advanced, minimally invasive stroke treatment uses a very thin tube called a microcatheter that’s inserted through an artery in the arm or groin to remove or dissolve a blood clot in the brain. It’s only effective if used within the first 24 hours after the onset of a stroke.
  • Surgical procedures: Our neurologists and neuro-interventionalists are experienced in using advanced surgical techniques that repair blood vessel problems that cause strokes — restoring blood flow or controlling bleeding — and reduce pressure in the brain after a stroke.

AHN stroke rehabilitation therapy

Once the stroke has been treated, physical and/or occupational therapy can help you or your loved one regain function and return to an independent life. We offer physical and occupational therapy throughout western Pennsylvania. The doctor will make any necessary referrals if and when therapy is an option during recovery.

Advanced stroke care at AHN Stroke Centers

For those who are experiencing a stroke, experts at AHN Stroke Centers  at our hospitals throughout western Pennsylvania and Erie make fast, accurate stroke diagnoses and create personalized stroke treatment plans. We have teams of board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuro-interventionalists working together to offer comprehensive care for even the most complex stroke conditions, so each patient can have the best possible outcome.

AHN Stroke Center locations

Comprehensive Stroke Center:

Primary Stroke Centers:

Schedule an appointment

To see an AHN stroke specialist for follow-up care, schedule an appointment by calling the office nearest you.

Contact our stroke specialists for follow-up care

Pittsburgh: Allegheny General Hospital
(412) 359-8850

Monroeville: Forbes Hospital
(412) 858-7766

Jefferson Hills: Jefferson Hospital
(412) 267-6360

Washington, PA: Chestnut Place Professional Building
(412) 228-1414

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