Comprehensive Stroke  Center at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center®

Comprehensive Stroke Center at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center®

Overview

At Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (ASLMC), we are committed to high standards of care designed to save lives and minimize long-term brain damage. Written protocols for emergency care of stroke, special training for emergency room staff, and dedicated stroke units staffed by doctors and nurses who specialize in treating stroke mean better outcomes for our patients. Our dedication to improving your care and prognosis have earned us a Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. See our most recent stroke data here. With high-quality, state-of-the-art and timely stroke care for even the most complex stroke cases, we are doing what we can to help people return to healthy, active lives. 

Outcomes

2017 Carotid Endarterectomy Outcomes

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fatty wax deposits or plaque that has built up in your carotid artery. This buildup of deposits may restrict blood flow to the brain. Removing the plaque helps reduce your risk for stroke.

Outcome ASLMC: Goal:*
30 day stroke rate following symptomatic carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stenting 1.1% <6 %
30 day mortality rate following symptomatic carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stenting 1.1% <6 %
30 day stroke rate following asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stentin 0% <3 %
30 day mortality rate following asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stenting 0% <3%

2017 Diagnostic Angiogram Outcomes

Cerebral Angiogram is a test that uses X-rays and dye to produce detailed pictures of blood vessels in the brain. A thin plastic tube called a catheter is inserted into an artery in the leg or arm through a small incision in the skin.

Outcome ASLMC: Goal:*
24-hour stroke rate following diagnostic cerebral angiogram 0% <1%
24-hour mortality rate following diagnostic cerebral angiogram 0% <1%

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center has also received some of the top stoke care awards including, Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award. These awards, some of the highest that can be achieved, are for meeting best practice quality and timely treatment standards.

* Goals are determined by the American Heart Association.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Along with our Primary Stroke Centers, the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center offers dedicated around-the-clock patient care, including:

  • A treatment team of experienced specialists under one roof, including neurologists and neurosurgeons; vascular and endovascular specialists; rehabilitation therapists; and occupational, speech and physical therapists 
  • Advanced imaging techniques, which identify the source of a stroke quickly and accurately
  • Neurosurgical treatment to repair brain damage and hemorrhages caused by strokes
  • ICU facilities and advanced therapies for stroke treatment, rehabilitation and recovery

If you or a loved one experiences signs of a stroke, call 9-1-1 and request to be taken to an Aurora Stroke Center.

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