Stroke and Aneurysm
As the only certified Primary Stroke Center in the region in a Level I Trauma Center, Carle has neurosurgeons and neuro-interventional specialists available 24/7 to ensure faster treatments and better outcomes for patients experiencing a stroke.
Our leading-edge, facilities, technology and techniques mean our providers can perform advanced diagnostic and interventional procedures including aneurysm coiling and clipping, cerebral vessel stenting, clot removal and Pipeline® embolization to minimize the effect of stroke.
Our goal is to provide early intervention for patients with stroke symptoms and quality care post-stroke focused on optimizing recovery while preventing secondary stroke and problems.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED STROKE CARE
In 2019, Carle was named among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation and has received a five-star rating for treatment of stroke every year since 2007 by Healthgrades®. Carle has also been the recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ each year since 2009.
In 2018 Carle also received the AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.
Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is now recognized as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital.
PROVIDING CARE THROUGHOUT THE REGION
Carle partners with regional hospitals to quickly transport patients experiencing a stroke to the right care at the right time.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO CARE
The advanced neurointerventional stroke team includes experts from:
- Neuroendovascular Intervention
- Thrombolytic Therapy
- Critical Care Management
- EMS and ED staff, specifically trained in assessment and treatment
- Designated stroke unit
- CARF Certified Rehabilitation Unit
WORLD-CLASS COMPREHENSIVE CARE
Our highly skilled, nationaly recognized neurointerventional team provides comprehensive care for all types of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, such as:
- AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Carotid and Vertebral Artery Dissection
- Cavernous Malformation
- Dural AV Fistula
- Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
- Ischemic Stroke
- Moya Moya Disease
- Intracerebral Hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Transient Ischemic Attack
- Tumor Embolization
Stroke by the numbers
regional stroke transfers
Learn more about the risk factors and signs of stroke below.
WHO IS AT RISK FOR STROKE?
Anyone can have a stroke regardless of age, race or gender – and the sooner the treatment, the better chance of survival.
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
- Age 55 or older
- African American, Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islander
- Family history of stroke or heart attack
Controllable Risk Factors
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Being overweight or obese
- Physical inactivity
- Use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs
There are many factors you can control by living a healthy lifestyle. If you or someone you know have these risk factors, talk with your doctor about developing a plan to reduce your risks.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF STROKE?
When blood flow to the brain is blocked, you’re against the clock. When you suspect someone is having a stroke, think FAST:
Is one side of the face drooping or numb? Ask the person to smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms.
Is speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.”
If the person shows any of these symptons, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 immediately.
These warning signs may last only a few moments, then go away. Even in this case, do not ignore these symptoms. These could be “mini-strokes” which are caused by a serious underlying condition that requires urgent medical help.