Emory Stroke Center

The Emory Stroke Center is dedicated to fostering better outcomes for stroke care. As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, we provide rapid response in diagnosing and treating stroke patients. In addition, our highly-specialized team of stroke experts collaborate at all stages of treatment using the most advanced research and technology available. These unique capabilities are essential to the realization of our ultimate goal — to provide outstanding stroke care to our patients and our community.

Our complete range of Services at The Emory MBNA Stroke Center including preventive education and treatment, including risk assessment, emergency services, diagnostic services, therapeutic services, neurointensive/neurocritical care and rehabilitation services.

Our Highly Specialized Team

Our team is highly specialized, with each doctor having a different, stroke-related background. Most importantly, our surgeons, intensivists and radiologists collaborate with nurses and other staff members who are specifically trained in stroke care, giving you a team of experts attuned to your special needs.

Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Organization

Stroke is a multifactorial condition, so it takes a team of doctors who are trained in specific disciplines (or areas) of stroke care. Our physicians and staff collaborate at every stage of treatment for optimized efficiency and accuracy. This enables us to provide the individualized care you need from referral and diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

Exceptional Experience

The exceptional care we provide also stems from experience. Whereas some hospitals perform specialized procedures on a monthly or yearly basis, as a high-volume center, Emory Stroke Center physicians perform them daily. Physicians and staff bring an acute knowledge and skill to their practice, potentially benefiting patients with more accurate diagnoses and successful outcomes.

Advanced Technology and Research

In addition to patient care, the Emory Stroke Center team is also dedicated to research, education, and advancing treatment of cerebrovascular disorders. And as an academic center, Emory is abreast of the constant progression of medicine - so much in fact that it often serves as a model for the use of the latest technologies. For patients, this means access to potentially more effective treatments. For physicians, it means shortening the gap between the bench and the bedside.

Quality Measures

The Emory Stroke Center at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta was certified by the Joint Commission (TJC) as a Primary Stroke Center in 2006, and received Comprehensive Stroke Certification in 2103. The Center provides comprehensive care for more than 1,000 stroke patients annually.

Stroke Program Quality Performance

The Emory Stroke Center monitors and reports various performance measures to ensure and improve quality stroke patient care. Eight of these measures are reported as the Stroke Core Measures:

Stroke Core Measures

Inpatient Mortality-Acute Ischemic Stroke

Inpatient Mortality-Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Inpatient Mortality-Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Brain Aneurysm Clipping

Risk Assessment

The Emory Stroke Center aims not only to provide stroke treatment, but also to prevent strokes by identifying risk factors for stroke in our patients. Helpful tools are available to learn about the management of stroke risk factors.

Take a personal stroke risk assessment.

Family Risk Assessment

Knowing your family health history, especially any family history of stroke, is important.

Create your family’s health history of stroke.

Web Resources for Patients

American Stroke Association:

http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/

National Stroke Association:

http://www.stroke.org/site/PageNavigator/HOME

For Stroke Professionals

Stroke Education

Emory University Hospital offers a variety of stroke education programs, including a monthly Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) class, open to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers and Emory Healthcare providers.

For more information please see our education web site.

Promoting stroke education  and providing quality stroke care are important goals for stroke professionals.

Healthcare Professionals' Toolkit

Stroke Professional Resources

ACT F.A.S.T!


ACT F.A.S.T.

Stroke is an emergency and every minute counts. Act F.A.S.T. can help you remember the stroke signs and what to do.

Face: Facial droop; uneven smile

Arm: Arm numbness or weakness

Speech: Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding

Time: Call 911 and get to the nearest stroke center


Download & print our ACT F.A.S.T. stroke symptoms PDF to keep signs & symptoms top of mind for you and your loved ones!