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Signs of Stroke

If you experience these warning signs, call 911 immediately:

  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination
  • Sudden and severe headache with no apparent cause

Find out more about stroke prevention and support.

Get Ready

Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Appointment

  • If you can, bring one person with you, like a family member or friend.
  • Write down your questions before you go to your appointment.
  • Take notes at your appointment, or have your family member or friend take notes for you.
Conditions We Treat

Aneurysm

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)

Carotid and vertebrobasilar disease

Cerebral aneurysms

Epidural and subdural hematomas

Intracranial hemorrhage

Ischemic stroke syndromes

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Transient ischemic attack

Stroke Quality Data

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare, UVA's stroke quality metrics from Jan. 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013, were:

  • Patients who received VTE prophylaxis before discharge - 98%
  • Patients discharged on antithrombotic therapy - 98%
  • Patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter who received anticoagulation therapy before discharge - 100%
  • Patients who received thrombolytic therapy before discharge - 100%
  • Patients who received antithrombotic therapy by the end of the second day in the hospital - 96%
  • Patients who received statin medicine before discharge - 91%
  • Patients who received educational material about stroke care before discharge - 83%
  • Patients who were assessed for rehabilitation services before discharge - 100%
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