Many people think of stroke as involving the brain, but actually strokes have just as much to do with the heart and vascular system. Any interruption to the blood flow through the arteries caused by a blockage, blood clot or hemorrhage can cause the brain to temporarily or permanently lose oxygen, destroying brain cells. This is called cerebrovascular disease, a broad category that includes stroke as well as carotid stenosis, vertebral and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations.
PAMF offers comprehensive care for stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. This starts with prevention efforts to reduce your risk factors and extends through emergency care and recovery services to lessen stroke impact.
Our stroke center teams include highly trained doctors, surgeons, nurses and support staff dedicated to helping you and your family prevent, treat or recover from a stroke or other cerebrovascular event. Our high standards for immediate and comprehensive care, including full rehabilitation services, mean you have a much better chance of full recovery.