High-quality stroke care
When a patient comes to the hospital with stroke symptoms, it’s crucial
to make a proper diagnosis quickly in order to begin treatment —
immediate treatment can help avoid or minimize the effects of stroke.
Riverview Regional Medical Center’s experienced stroke team has
the expertise and technology to deliver life-saving care. At Riverview
Regional Medical Center, you can count on:
Speed – Treatments given during the first three hours after a stroke can
greatly reduce or even reverse the effects of stroke, so our stroke care
professionals are ready to jump into action immediately.
Expertise – Riverview Regional Medical Center’s doctors, nurses, emergency
professionals and other specialists meet high educational standards, and
are specially trained to identify stroke symptoms and administer the latest
Technology – Riverview Regional Medical Center’s stroke care experts
utilize the most advanced testing and imaging technology available, allowing
them to identify the type of stroke within minutes so they are able to
begin treatment. Our 64-slice CT scanner provides the necessary speed
and resolution required for rapid imaging of blood vessels in the brain,
so doctors can begin treatment as quickly as possible.
Expert treatment for stroke
Our highly trained stroke care experts are well equipped to deliver life-saving
care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and can perform the latest,
minimally invasive treatment options:
Angioplasty and stent placement are used to open blocked arteries and veins.
Embolizing agents (clotting medications) are delivered by catheter to stop blood flow resulting
from hemorrhagic strokes.
Thrombolitic therapy, which is also delivered by catheter, uses clot-dissolving medicine to
treat ischemic strokes.
Minimally invasive surgery can be used to remove a clot, or repair arteries and veins.
Stroke care extends through recovery
Our rehabilitation care is designed to help individuals regain their independence,
and includes specialized services for stroke recovery. Riverview Regional
Medical Center’s multidisciplinary rehabilitation team provides
caring, personalized assistance to help patients meet their goals.