At St. Anthony’s Medical Center, we don’t want you to be among the thousands each year who suffer the deadly or debilitating effects of a stroke because they didn't seek immediate treatment at the closest hospital when symptoms started. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke – and acting quickly – can greatly affect your chances of survival and your level of recovery.
In May 2013, St. Anthony’s Stroke Program earned two awards from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
St. Anthony’s is one of the few hospitals in the St. Louis area to be certified as a Level 1 Stroke Center, the highest level of stroke care available as accredited by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. When Missouri’s new Stroke Center designations began in 2015, St. Anthony’s was one of only five hospitals in the St. Louis area and one of ten hospitals in Missouri to be named a Level 1 Stroke Center. It means we have the expertise and technological resources to quickly diagnose and treat any type of stroke within one hour of arrival. Speed is critical. For the best outcomes, most stroke patients must be treated within three hours after a stroke has occurred.
Our stroke team of medical and nursing experts stands ready with advanced imaging technology and treatment options to give you or someone you love the best chance for survival and recovery. The team includes:
Upon diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, interventions offered include: