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Stroke Program

Our multi-disciplinary stroke team provides fast, expert stroke care.

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If you experience any of these signs or symptoms of stroke, do not delay. Call 911 immediately!

Warning signs of a stroke are clues that your brain is not getting enough oxygen. You and your family should learn these warning signs. Time lost is brain lost; with every minute that goes by, brain cells die. There are treatments which can be started in the hospital to open up a blocked artery in the brain but they need to be started as soon as possible.

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Our Program

ChristianaCare’s Stroke Program has been recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the most advanced level of expertise in stroke care by national certifying organization The Joint Commission. We provide 24-7 availability of expertise in stroke care including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointerventional radiologists.


The care team of the ChristianaCare Comprehensive Stroke Program offers our patients the most advanced stroke treatment options. Our program provides 24-7 availability of expertise in stroke care including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointerventional radiologists.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability in adults.
Knowing your risk factors can reduce the chance of a stroke. There are many things you can do to help lower your risk.
A stroke has the potential to affect any part of who we are and result in problems with physical and intellectual abilities, emotions and personality.

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Accreditations and Recognitions

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized the ChristianaCare Stroke Program with the Stroke Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus award.

We have also been certified by the AHA/ASA and the Joint Commission with the following recognitions: Primary Stroke Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

The ChristianaCare Stroke Program also received the Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient Award for 2023 for the Treatment of Stroke and was recognized by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 as a High Performing Hospital for Stroke.  

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Stroke Program A-Z Services List

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About Our Stroke Program

ChristianaCare Comprehensive Stroke Program offers our patients the most advanced stroke treatment.

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Long-term Effects of Stroke

Stroke can affect intellectual abilities, emotions and physical ability. Act FAST if you think someone is having a stroke.

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Our Stroke Team

The ChristianaCare Comprehensive Stroke Program brings specialists from many disciplines together into a comprehensive stroke treatment and recovery team.

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Preventing Stroke

Knowing your risk factors can reduce the chance of a stroke. Some factors, like age or family history, can’t be changed. But there are many things you can do.

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Stroke Warning Signs

Warning signs of a stroke are clues that your brain is not getting enough oxygen. You and your family should learn these warning signs.

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What Is Stroke?

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood and oxygen to the brain gets blocked or ruptures, resulting in injury to the brain and stroke symptoms.

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ChristianaCare neurologists are trained to help you deal effectively with existing symptoms, identify new symptoms, properly treat them and consistently monitor your health to ensure you enjoy the best quality of life possible.
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