Neuroscience Institute

Stroke

For the more than 750,000 Americans who will suffer a stroke this year, quick intervention is essential to reduce their risk of death or permanent disability. What's more, patients have a better chance of an optimal recovery when they are admitted to a hospital that offers a complete spectrum of advanced stroke therapies around-the-clock.
 
There are two primary types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in part of the brain becomes weak and bursts open. This causes blood to leak into the brain.
 
Allegheny Health Network's certified stroke centers provide specialized care for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, including the post-operative care of patients who undergo interventional stroke procedures.
 
Comprehensive Stroke Center
 
Primary Stroke Center
Forbes Hospital
Jefferson Hospital
Saint Vincent Hospital

West Penn Hospital

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