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Symptoms of a stroke may include:
The UPMC Stroke Institute is committed to reducing the impact of a stroke by increasing awareness through community health screenings, education events, and staff education.
Board-certified neurologists, stroke specialists, and emergency medicine specialists lead a multispecialty team that provides care for stroke patients.
The blood clot-dissolving drug tPA can be given intravenously, within four-and-a-half hours after the first sign of symptoms. Intra-arterial tPA or mechanical thrombectomy — advanced treatments available at the UPMC Stroke Institute — can be administered to select patients within eight to ten hours after symptoms begin.