The Renown Regional Medical Center Stroke Program provides evidence-based primary stroke care including evaluation, treatment and education to patients who arrive at our facility with signs and symptoms of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA).
A TIA event is like a stroke and produces similar symptoms, but usually lasts only a few minutes and causes no permanent damage.
To be effective, t-PA must be administered within the first few hours after the symptoms of stroke appear — the sooner it is administered, the greater the benefit.
Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. And although a stroke can happen to anyone, certain risk factors increase the chance of a stroke. Assess and manage your personal risk with the Stroke Risk Scorecard.
In Nevada, nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in Nevada and a major cause of long-term disability.
The Stroke Center provides the latest treatment options and works to educate communities on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. It has been nationally recognized as a model for other healthcare networks for its work to bring faster treatment to stroke patients in rural areas.
This includes many additional resources to provide comprehensive brain, nerve, and surgical support along with a full range of diagnostic and additional procedures.
This activation can originate in the field by our EMS partners (REMSA) or by the ER charge nurse in the case of a patient who arrives by private vehicle. This process initiates the rapid response of a predetermined group of healthcare practitioners and personnel trained in caring for stroke/TIA patients.
To be effective, t-PA must be administered within the first 3 hours after the symptoms of stroke appear— the sooner it is administered, the greater the benefit.
If you witness someone experiencing signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately or go to the ER.
Strokes generally happen suddenly and medical care is needed as quickly as possible. For some patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke intravenous administration of t-PA may not be enough. Another option for treating stroke is Endovascular Treatment.
Renown is the first hospital in the region that provides this state-of-the-art advanced treatment for stroke.
Endovascular means inside the blood vessels. This type of treatment is typically minimally invasive, meaning a physician looks at various parts of the body, including the brain, through the body’s major blood vessels instead of cutting open the specific area of the body.
Life-saving catheter-based treatments called Endovascular Clot Removal is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, which uses tiny medical devices to try to remove the blood clot and restore to blood flow in the case of an ischemic stroke. Through a procedure called Endovascular Coil Embolization, coils are placed to stop the bleeding in the case of a hemorrhagic stroke.
A State-of-the-art piece of technological device called Biplane Angiography enables our interventional neuroradiologists to see enhanced views of the brain in three dimensions, allowing them to perform the highly specialized Endovascular Treatment.
We will educate you on what caused your stroke, review your medications with you and your caregiver, discuss what you can do to prevent another stroke and provide information on stroke services for providers in our community. Our goal is to get you better and keep you healthy.
If you live outside of the Reno/Sparks area, appointments are also available though the Stroke Bridge TeleHealth Program.
Specialized rehabilitative care is often necessary following a serious illness or injury. It can be a long and challenging journey, but through Renown Regional Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services, physical, occupational and speech therapists guide and encourage patients back to good health.
For more information, call 775-982-2948.
Stroke Support Group meetings are designed to help patients and families respond to the stress of a stroke and learn about the recovery process in a supportive, open environment. Attendees can enjoy camaraderie, moral support, and sharing of information and advice from each other and from guest speakers. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month.
For more information, please call 775-982-2948.
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