Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Our Stroke Treatment Centers
Patient outcomes improve with early action in treatment and restoring blood flow. Therefore, it is critical that treatment start as soon as possible. For every hour's delay in medical treatment, the brain loses 120 million cells.
Experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and feature both primary and comprehensive stroke centers. Our team uses advanced therapies to treat stroke with the goal of restoring cognitive and physical function.
The Joint Commission awards four advanced certification levels for stroke centers, based on core standards, clinical practice guidelines, performance measurements, and clinically-specific requirements.