M Health Fairview providers maintain an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center as a world-class model providing full-spectrum care—from evaluation and diagnosis to neuro-endovascular services and rehabilitation support.
If you think someone, including yourself, is having a stroke, call 911 right away.
Specialties that diagnose or treat this condition:
Stroke can be caused by accidental injury or disease of the blood vessels that supply the brain. It is an emergency situation that affects your speech, movement, and ability to understand what’s happening. A person having a stroke is often confused.
The first step to care and recovery is to get help through the emergency department. M Health Fairview specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating the full range of cerebrovascular diseases, such as stroke, cerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and carotid disease.
M Health Fairview providers maintain an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center as a world-class model providing full-spectrum care—from evaluation and diagnosis to neuro-endovascular services and rehabilitation support. University of Minnesota Medical Center is one of only 101 hospitals in the country to receive Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center status by The Joint Commission, which means our highly skilled specialists administer evidence-based treatments and therapies at the forefront of clinical research and patient care.
As an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, we have met the most rigorous criteria for patient outcomes and have proven results in delivering a comprehensive approach to treatment, research and education. Our team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensivists, interventional neuro-radiologists, and advanced practice providers work together to deliver state-of-the-art stroke treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention.
This complete team approach to your care provides the best opportunities to address all the needs of the patient and family when they are affected by stroke. We also collaborate with pediatric neurosurgery.
M Health Fairview neurologists have also implemented Telestroke technology at Fairview Southdale Hospital in partnership with Fairview Health Services. Using emergency room video conferencing, Telestroke technology allows stroke specialists to rapidly evaluate patients, review the results of brain imaging tests conducted in a patient’s local emergency department, and coordinate treatment even when the patient and other doctors are miles apart. Doctors have the ability to manipulate the camera position remotely—which helps when examining patients and diagnosing stroke symptoms—and can review the results of brain-imaging tests conducted in the local emergency department.
Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Speech and Language Pathology
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:
- Endovascular Procedure
- Tissue Plasminogen Activator
- Physical Therapy
Call your preferred location to schedule an appointment or submit an online request.