St. Joseph's Hospital: Fighting stroke, the nation's third leading cause of death
Stroke, or the destruction of brain tissue caused by a hemorrhage or clotting of blood vessels, is an extraordinarily serious condition.
- Stroke affects more than 500,000 Americans each year.
- Strokes affect someone in this nation every 40 seconds.
- Strokes claim a life every 3 to 4 minutes.
With these type of statistics, it’s probably no surprise that stroke is one of the top ten diagnoses at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Strokes and aneurysms: Among the most challenging medical conditions faced today
Strokes and aneurysms attack the human brain, the center of the body, the seat of the mind. In order to combat the onslaught of these abnormalities, St. Joseph’s Hospital developed its own Neuroscience Program in 2000, which now houses one of the nation’s most comprehensive stroke and aneurysm programs. St. Joseph’s Hospital has been named a comprehensive stroke center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration which certifies that St. Joseph’s Hospital is recognized for its delivery of the highest quality care to stroke patients.
Whether it’s a cutting-edge procedure called coiling, used to stop the bleeding caused by ruptured aneurysms or revolutionary drug-delivery systems to more quickly dissolve the blood clots that cause strokes, we are equipped, skilled and prepared to treat you immediately. We also offer intracranial angioplasty, a procedure that loosens the plaque clogging arteries leading to the brain, and the new NOVA technology which allows fast, accurate and noninvasive determination of actual blood flow to the brain. The medical professionals at the Stroke & Neuroscience Program use their expertise to embrace the ever-evolving technologies that brighten the long-term prognosis of stroke and aneurysm victims.
St. Joseph’s Hospital is nationally recognized for stroke care:
- St. Joseph’s Hospital was named as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
- St. Joseph’s Hospital was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers
While historically, the outlook for patients facing strokes and aneurysms has been grim, there is much hope in recovery today. Paralysis, incapacitation, and death were common, but recent medical advances embraced by the St. Joseph's Hospital Stroke & Neuroscience Program have brightened the prognoses.
- Stroke Center Medical Director & Team
- Stroke FAQs
- Stroke Support Group
- Symptoms of Stroke
- Treatments for Stroke
Location & Phone Number
Stroke & Neuroscience Program
7th floor, Main St. Joseph's Hospital Building