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Renown Neurovascular and Stroke Program

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The Highest Standard of Stroke Care

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the main cause of adult disability. If you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, you need skilled medical care immediately. The Renown Neurovascular and Stroke Program provides expert emergency stroke care and comprehensive neurovascular care and rehabilitation services.
If you suspect that you, or someone around you, is having a stroke, don't hesitate and call 911 immediately.

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Stroke Services

Code Stroke

When a stroke occurs, it is a medical emergency where minutes matter. At Renown Regional, a Code Stroke team responds 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. During a Code Stroke, a series of evaluations and stroke treatment occur, including:

  • Activation of the Code Stroke team by first responders before hospital arrival.
  • Immediate assessment on hospital arrival by a stroke neurologist.
  • Expedited advanced neuroimaging to determine if brain tissue can be saved.
  • Initiation of acute stroke treatment within tens of minutes of patient arrival. This can include the administration of a clot-busting medication (thrombolytics) and/or the surgical removal of the blood clot by neurointerventional surgery (surgery completed via blood vessels).

Acute Stroke Care

Stroke patients require rehabilitative therapies to prevent future strokes. The Renown Neurovascular and Stroke Program offers several different treatments to minimize reoccurrence and optimize chances for functional recovery.
Ask your primary care provider for a referral, or call 775-982-8001 for more information.  

These programs include:
  • Complete evaluation by a Neurology specialist to initiate medications to prevent future strokes.
  • Diagnostics tools including MRI, CT angiography, catheter angiography, echocardiography, long-term cardiac monitoring.
  • Surgical treatments including: Carotid artery stenting, intracranial percutaneous angioplasty, intracranial stenting, carotid endarterectomy.
  • Consultations with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physiatry.

Neurovascular Care


In addition to the care provided to ischemic stroke patients (strokes related to blood clots), Renown Neurovascular and Stroke Program provides care to patients with other neurovascular diseases:

  • Aneurysm coiling:  An aneurysm is a weakening in the blood vessel wall. Renown Neurointerventional surgeons place coils and/or stents to re-strengthen the blood vessel wall to prevent future brain bleeding.
  • Traumatic brain injury: Renown Medical Center is a Level 2 trauma center with neurosurgical expertise available around the clock to surgically treat brain hemorrhages related to trauma.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes: These strokes result from brain bleeding, and patients may have life-threatening complications related to brain swelling, which is treated by neurosurgery.
  • Vascular malformations: Some hemorrhagic strokes are caused by an underlying abnormality in the blood vessels. Examples are arteriovenous malformations or dural arteriovenous fistulas. Treatments for vascular malformations require a multidisciplinary approach of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neurointerventional Surgery available at Renown Medical Center.

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