Stroke Program

From the moment a stroke occurs, patients face a race against time – a small window in which precise diagnosis and rapid treatment may prevent lifelong complications. The Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai understands this urgency, and applies it to preventing, diagnosing and treating strokes. With exceptional expertise and the most advanced technology, the program is designed to provide seamless care from the first point of contact, whether in the Emergency Department, inpatient or outpatient services, or the rehabilitation unit. A collaboration of neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists and physiatrists focus on comprehensive stroke management.

Clot-Busting Masters

Rapid, Effective Stroke Treatment Changed Susan Swan’s Outcome

Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has completely changed the way stroke is treated, and dramatically increases patient odds of full recovery.

Read Swan’s Story

Stroke & Younger Adults

Creating Awareness: Stroke Rates Rising in Patients Under 50

"We have to stop thinking of stroke as a disease of only the elderly," said Patrick Lyden, MD, Stroke Program director and chair of the Department of Neurology. "A stroke can happen at any age."

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