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When someone suffers a stroke, getting treatment as soon as possible can make a huge difference in survival and recovery.
At UK HealthCare, we offer treatment, prevention, research and rehabilitation for stroke patients. Our experienced experts use leading-edge technology and clot-busting drugs to provide personalized care for each patient. We are available 24 hours a day to treat patients immediately, before strokes cause brain damage.
We sat down with Dr. Justin Fraser, surgical director of the UK Comprehensive Stroke Center, to learn more about the signs of a stroke and why it’s so important to seek medical care as quickly as possible if you suspect you or a loved one is having a stroke.
“When people say time is brain, it’s a short little phrase, but it actually means something real,” Fraser said. “It means you’re actually losing brain tissue as that time ticks by [after a stroke occurs].”
- Dr. Fraser explains thrombectomy – an advanced procedure that is revolutionizing stroke care.
- At UK HealthCare, we’ve earned Comprehensive Stroke Center status so that we can not just save lives affected by stroke, but potentially restore those lives to what they were before. Learn more about what sets us apart.