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MUSC Health Comprehensive Stroke Center - How Are We Doing?

A stroke—or brain attack—occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted either by a blood clot or burst blood vessel in the brain. Stroke is a serious medical emergency. At the MUSC Health Comprehensive Stroke Center, our stroke specialists have one of the fastest times in the country for treating stroke patients with clot-busting medication or necessary medical procedures. With one of the nation's largest teams of top stroke and cerebrovascular specialists supported by a full range of leading-edge technology and facilities, our patients receive care available only at the most elite neuroscience medical centers in the country.

Time is Brain

MUSC Health Exceeds National Benchmarks

Time to Doctor
When a patient arrives with symptoms of a stroke, MUSC Health neurologists and other members of our stroke team receive an emergency alert.


MUSC Health Exceeds

 

Time to CT Scan
A CT Scan is used to take pictures of a patient’s brain at different angles. These pictures of the brain are used to make an image that will help doctors identify the type or location of a stroke.


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Time to Treatment
A Clot-Busting Medicine, such as IV tPA
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a medicine that can break up blood clots in the arteries of the brain. tPA can improve blood flow to the brain and may improve the chances of recovering from a stroke.

 


MUSC Health Exceeds

 

Life Saving Procedures
MUSC Health Stroke Experts perform procedures such as endovascular coiling, a minimally invasive technique to block blood flow to an aneurysm; thrombectomy to remove blood clots; and carotid endarterectomy to remove plaque and restore blood flow to the arteries that supply blood to the brain.

 


MUSC Health Exceeds