Stroke Program

The Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai 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 unit. A multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists and physiatrists 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.

Patient Story

Jerry Castro

Stroke Survivor

A 49-year-old stroke survivor returned to Cedars-Sinai to thank members of the stroke team and Emergency Department, whose decisive actions helped save his life this year.

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Meet the Team

stroke team earns awards for top quality care

Stroke Team

Members of the stroke team operate with a sense of controlled urgency and work as a team from the moment they first receive a phone call about a patient. They've worked so well together that the Stroke Program has earned the "Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Award" – the highest honor given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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