Stroke Care at Duke
Whether you are cared for at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, or Duke Raleigh Hospital, we have the resources and teams to provide comprehensive stroke care from diagnosis through treatment and to help you recover and rehabilitate.
Thrombolytics -- drugs that dissolve clots to restore blood flow to your brain -- are the first line of treatment when ischemic stroke occurs.
Surgery may be needed to repair blood vessels damaged by a hemorrhagic stroke or to prevent an ischemic stroke by opening up arteries nearly blocked by plaque. In this minimally invasive procedure, our experienced neurosurgeons and interventional radiologists use small incisions, along with X-ray images for guidance. The doctor repairs the damage with tiny instruments that are threaded through your blood vessels and arteries using a long, flexible tube called a catheter.
Given before and after stroke to prevent clotting and narrowing of the arteries.
Stroke Risk-Factor Management
Medically supervised exercise programs, nutrition and weight loss counseling, and high blood-pressure management are available to help you manage your risk factors for stroke. Our goal is to reduce your chances of having a stroke or heart attack and improve your overall health.