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 multiple specialties working to help you to not have a recurring stroke.
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The Stroke Program at the University of Michigan brings together specialists in multiple disciplines to offer the highest level of comprehensive stroke care to patients. We are the first hospital in Michigan to achieve the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Gold Plus rating for stroke care. This award recognizes hospitals that provide consistently excellent care following evidence based guidelines. The AHA has recognized the quality of stroke care provided at Michigan Medicine since 2005.
Anticoagulants (sometimes known as “blood thinners”) are drugs that prevent blood from clotting or prevent existing clots from getting larger. They can keep harmful clots from forming in the heart, veins or arteries.
Patients may be referred to the Anticoagulation Service by any physician provider of the University of Michigan Health System. Patients are paired with a nurse or pharmacist anticoagulation specialist who will work alongside the patient’s physician to offer comprehensive anticoagulation-related care. While the clinic is not available to visit physically, the clinic staff is available by phone