A stroke, or brain attack, occurs when not enough oxygen-rich blood is reaching part of the brain. Without this nourishment, blood cells die. The usual result of a stroke is weakness or paralysis of one side of the body. The MultiCare Neuroscience Institute's Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Excellence is the region's leader in complex stroke care.
We leverage advanced technology and research to deliver leading edge clinical programs under the direction of specialized physicians and highly skilled staff. Our innovative approach to neurovascular intervention offers both surgical and endovascular treatment options for patients experiencing a stroke.
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention. When it comes to stroke, "time is tissue." People who delay seeking medical care for more than one hour after experiencing stroke symptoms have a much higher likelihood of permenent damage to brain tissue, disability and death. So it's critical that patients get the treatment they need as soon as possible.
Patients who come to MultiCare for stroke care have access to: