Comprehensive Stroke Care
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Few conditions can occur as rapidly and with as devastating consequences as stroke. Data from the American Stroke Association indicate that over 700,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year. Of these, about 500,000 are first attacks and 200,000 are recurrent attacks.
Yet about 4.5 million stroke survivors are alive today. The innovation of diagnostic technologies, advanced treatment techniques and improved management of stroke risk factors have created new hope for persons who have had a stroke or who are at risk of having a stroke.
The Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating strokes, offering expertise and leading-edge technology. Care is coordinated from the first point of contact, whether through the emergency department, the Stroke Program's inpatient or outpatient services or the rehabilitation ward. Patrick Lyden,MD, Director of the Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai, has brought together a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists and physiatrists who focus on comprehensive stroke management.
While many centers are concerned mainly with managing acute stroke, the Stroke Program's state-of-the-art acute stroke management focuses on prevention of future stroke with a combination of medications and changes in lifestyle. By decreasing the risks for stroke, the program's objective is to help improve quality of life.
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Cedars-Sinai's Stroke Program is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission the foremost accrediting body in healthcare in the United States. Awarded to centers that pass a rigorous on-site review and a thorough examination of the program and patient care, the certification recognizes the center's commitment to following national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Neurology and Neurosurgery.