Having heart disease increases your chances of having a stroke, so it’s important to control the risk factors:
Strokes require immediate medical attention, so knowing the warning signs is crucial. Stroke symptoms can include sudden onset of:
UPMC Northwest’s stroke program was named an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, and is the region’s only facility to earn that designation.
The hospital also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award in 2020.
Physicians at UPMC Northwest have 24-hour-a-day access to specialists at the UPMC Stroke Institute in Pittsburgh in order to bring a higher level of stroke treatment and care to their patients. Real-time telemedicine consultations are provided in several other specialties as well.