Working to Prevent a Recurring Stroke
At the Stroke Clinic in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, stroke specialists aim to prevent you from suffering a recurring stroke and to determine what caused your stroke. As part of the Michigan Comprehensive Stroke Program, you have access to stroke specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, vascular surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, along with radiology, nurse practitioners and nurses working to help you to not have a stroke.
For our patients who are at high risk for developing stroke, such as those with carotid artery disease and a history of high blood pressure, we offer screening and discuss preventive measures to decrease the risk of stroke. We also treat patients who have recently had a stroke and need follow-up care to help prevent a future stroke.
Our team of stroke specialists uses the latest scientific information to put the best stroke prevention plan into action for you. This may range from lifestyle changes to the most sophisticated testing and treatment to decrease stroke risk.
Stroke Warning Signs
If you or a loved one experiences any of the following stroke symptoms or think you might be having a stroke, call 911.
- Difficulty with speech
- One side of the face drooping or feeling numb
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Unexplained clumsiness or falling
- Sudden severe headache
More Stroke Information
To learn more about the types of stroke and inpatient care for stroke patients at our dedicated Stroke Unit, visit our Stroke page on UofMHealth.org.
Accreditations and Recognition
The Stroke Program is accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and participates in the American Stroke Association "Get With The Guidelines®" Quality Initiative. We have repeatedly been designated as an American Heart Association Gold Plus stroke hospital, the highest stroke quality designation. This award recognizes hospitals that provide consistently excellent care following evidence based guidelines. The AHA has recognized the quality of stroke care provided at U-M since 2005.
In May, 2015 AHA/ASA presented UMHS with two awards – Stroke Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. UMHS is the first hospital in Michigan to receive the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award.
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Make an Appointment
If you have had a stroke in the past or think you might be at risk for one call 1-888-287-1082, or email us at CVCCallCtr@med.umich.edu to make an appointment with a U-M cardiovascular physician.