When a patient comes to the hospital with stroke symptoms, it’s crucial to make a proper diagnosis quickly in order to begin treatment — immediate treatment can help avoid or minimize the effects of stroke. Venice Regional Bayfront Health's stroke team works to deliver potentially life-saving care. Our Primary Stroke Care Center is accredited by the Joint Commission. At Venice Regional Bayfront Health, you can count on:
- Speed – Treatments given during the first three hours after a stroke can greatly reduce or even reverse the effects of stroke, so our stroke care professionals are ready to jump into action immediately.
- Knowledge - Our doctors, nurses, emergency professionals and other specialists meet high educational standards, and are specially trained to identify stroke symptoms and administer the latest treatments.
- Technology – Our stroke care team utilizes advanced testing and imaging technology, allowing them to identify the type of stroke within minutes so they are able to begin treatment. Our 64-slice CT scanner provides the necessary speed and resolution required for rapid imaging of blood vessels in the brain, so doctors can begin treatment as quickly as possible.
Our stroke team delivers potentially life-saving care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and can perform minimally invasive treatment options, including:
Angioplasty and stent placement to open blocked arteries and veins
Embolizing agents (clotting medications) delivered by catheter to stop blood flow resulting from hemorrhagic strokes
Thrombolitic therapy deliver clot-dissolving medicine to treat ischemic strokes
Minimally invasive surgery to remove a clot, or repair arteries and veins
Stroke care at Venice Regional Bayfront Health extends through recovery. Our rehabilitation care is designed to help individuals regain their independence, and includes specialized services for stroke recovery. Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team provides caring, personalized assistance to help patients meet their goals.