Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Stroke treatment

For ischemic stroke, the goal is to remove the blockage and restore the blood flow to the affected area. The Stroke Team at Community Health Network has established a care standard that is used at all five Community hospitals. The FDA-approved clot-busting drug tPA is administered within a three-hour window from the onset of stroke symptoms.

It is critical to recognize stroke signs and symptoms to increase the timeliness and use of clot-busting medications with success in reducing stroke damage.

Other preventive measures include anticoagulants/antiplatelets such as aspirin; endarterectomy, a surgical procedure where the blood vessel blockage is removed from the carotid artery; and angioplasty/stents. The stents are implantable steel screens used to reduce fatty build-up clogging the vessels.

Surgical intervention is often recommended for hemorrhagic strokes. A metal clip is placed around the aneurysm, or the abnormal vessels making up an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) are removed. A less invasive, endovascular procedure is also an option. This involves the insertion of a catheter in a major artery in the leg or arm and tracking it to the aneurysm or AVM, where a coil is inserted to prevent a rupture.

To learn more about stroke treatment at Community, please call 800-777-7775.

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