Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Center offers comprehensive care for stroke, including advanced diagnostic imaging, multi-modal treatment and rehabilitation for patients with stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Physician specialists at the Stroke Center have clinical and research expertise in:
|Stroke neurology||Neurocritical care|
|Diagnostic neuroradiology||Interventional neuroradiology|
|Vascular neurosurgery||Neurological rehabilitation|
The Center also has specialized stroke and neurocritical care nurses. An Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) serves as the Stroke Center Coordinator, providing specialized expertise and support for patients, families and stroke team members, as well as facilitating communication with community-based physicians and emergency department personnel.
What We Treat
Northwestern’s Stroke Center’s team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, advanced practice nurses and rehabilitation therapists work together to treat:
- Acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebrovascular malformations
- Other neurovascular disease
Staffed by a team of neurologists and neurosurgeons experienced in diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of stroke—from ischemic stroke to rare cerebrovascular conditions such as moyamoya disease—the Stroke Center offers an integrated approach that incorporates treatment of cerebrovascular and any secondary cardiovascular disease that may also be affecting the patient’s health or impeding recovery.
Members of the Stroke Center team work with specialists from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to optimize rehabilitation following stroke. RIC physicians and occupational and physical therapists evaluate each patient's needs to help determine the most appropriate plan of care after discharge.
You can contact the Northwestern Stroke Center at 312-926-5188 or by the external transfer line at 312-926-3321.