The University of Michigan Stroke Program is accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. We have repeatedly been designated as an American Heart Association Gold Plus stroke hospital, the highest stroke quality designation. This award recognizes hospitals that provide consistently excellent care following evidence based guidelines. The AHA has recognized the quality of stroke care provided at U-M since 2005.
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Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis is a rare disease that causes inflammation of the small arteries and veins in the brain and/or spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord make up the CNS. The disease affects fewer than three individuals per one million, regardless of sex or age, and is associated with an overactive immune system that attacks the blood vessels in the brain. The inflamed vessel wall can block the flow of oxygen-containing blood to the brain, resulting in a loss of brain function, or stroke. CNS vasculitis can be caused by an underlying autoimmune disease (such as Sjogren’s syndrome or lupus), or it can develop independently.
The Stroke Program at the University of Michigan brings together specialists in multiple disciplines to offer the highest level of comprehensive stroke care to patients. We are the first hospital in Michigan to achieve the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Gold Plus rating for stroke care. This award recognizes hospitals that provide consistently excellent care following evidence based guidelines. The AHA has recognized the quality of stroke care provided at Michigan Medicine since 2005.
Stroke resources for patients and their families including a Stroke Support Group, Michigan Medicine Care Guides, and patient videos.
Treatment for a stroke depends on whether you’ve been diagnosed with an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, how long it’s been since your stroke occurred and other factors. Your doctor will recommend the best treatment for you. Ischemic stroke treatment includes tPA clot-busting medication and endovascular thrombectomy. Hemorrhagic stroke treament includes clipping, coiling, craniotomy and craniectomy.
At the Stroke Clinic in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, stroke specialists aim to prevent you from suffering a recurring stroke and to determine what caused your stroke. As part of the Michigan Comprehensive Stroke Program, you have access to stroke specialists in multiple specialties working to help you to not have a recurring stroke.