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What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die. The part of the body controlled by the damaged area of the brain can't work properly.

Brain damage can begin within minutes. That's why it's so important to know the symptoms of stroke and to act fast. Quick treatment can help limit damage to the brain and increase the chance of a full recovery.

Stroke Care at St. Luke’s
Our mission is to help you prevent stroke and recognize stroke in yourself and others when it occurs. In the event of a stroke, the specially trained physicians and nurses at St. Luke’s work closely with emergency medical personnel to provide the most advanced medical treatment available. We offer thrombolytic therapy (tPA), a clot-busting medication used to treat some ischemic strokes, as well as around-the-clock access to advanced diagnostic and neurointervention services. And, to support recovery, we offer complete stroke rehabilitation services including physiatry care and physical, speech, and occupational therapy.

Highlights & Resources


Stroke Rehabilitation

Helping You Recover

Our goal is to help you regain what you’ve lost after a stroke. At St. Luke’s Rehabilitation, you’ll receive care from a variety of clinicians who have expertise in movement, speech, and cognition recovery.

More in Stroke Rehabilitation

Support Groups

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  • Achieve your best quality of life after stroke with medical advice, community resources, and connecting with others.

  • Help yourself adjust back to life after a stroke by attending this supportive and informational group for stroke patients and their families.

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Related Conditions

Transient Ischemic Attack

When blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced for a short time, often by a blood clot.

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