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At the UPMC Stroke Institute, We’re Advancing the Fight Against Stroke

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Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

Symptoms of a stroke may include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion
  • Trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing
  • Sudden trouble walking
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause


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.

A team approach to care

Board-certified neurologists, stroke specialists, and emergency medicine specialists lead a multispecialty team that provides care for stroke patients.

Advanced treatment

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.

Visit the UPMC Stroke Institute to learn more about stroke treatment and prevention.