Time is critical in the race to save brain function during an acute stroke.
We have developed a "Code Stroke" response team that is ready
24-hours-a-day to quickly evaluate patients and initiate interventions.
This innovative process brings together a team of highly-trained neurologists,
neuroradiologists, vascular neurologists and interventionalists who specialize
in stroke diagnosis and treatment with emergency department physicians
and staff, ensuring the most appropriate treatment is initiated as quickly
Our highly trained specialists provide treatment to complex stroke patients
throughout the San Gabriel Valley and accept transfers from hospitals
challenged to care for these types of cases.
What Happens When I Arrive at the Hospital?
When you come to our Emergency Department and the doctor thinks you may
have had a stroke, you might stay in the hospital for treatment. A doctor
will meet with you to review treatment choices and create a plan based
on your condition.
Diagnosis – We will determine what happened.
Evaluation – Doctors will try to determine why and how the stroke event happened.
Treatment – A treatment plan will be developed.
Recovery – Focus on how we can help you heal and relearn prior skills (if
Prevention – Discuss how we can help stop this from happening to you again.
What Emergency Treatments Are Available for Stroke?
These emergency treatments are time sensitive procedures and for best results
must begin within hours of a stroke. Tests are done to decide if a patient
can have and benefit from these emergency treatments.
Medications: Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) or “clot busting” medication
and antihypertensives may be utilized.
Mechanical Treatments: Mechanical Thrombectomy or “clot removal,” Aneurysm clipping,
and Endovascular coiling are procedures where surgeons use tools to stop bleeding.
Endovascular Clot Retrieval: For complex stroke cases, we offer this treatment to open blocked blood
vessels up to eight hours after onset of stroke symptoms.