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.
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.Read Full Story
Meet the 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.Read Full Story