Stroke

Jeffrey Hilburn

Jeffrey Hilburn, MD, neurologist, Indiana Neuroscience Associates

Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Those who survive a stroke are subject to more serious long-term disabilities than with any other disease. In all, stroke affects about 700,000 Americans each year.

It can happen at any age, though nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65. The risk of having a stroke more than doubles with each decade after age 55.

If you suspect you or someone you know is having a stroke, go to the St.Vincent Emergency Room nearest you right away.

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Certified Primary Stroke Center

Joint Commission Gold Seal

St.Vincent was the first Indianapolis hospital accredited as an Advance Primary Stroke Center, and we offer our patients an unparalleled stroke program that includes:

  • Emergency interventions
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatments
  • Extensive rehabilitation services
  • Skilled Rapid Response Team, including trained emergency department personnel
  • Aggressive treatment using the most advanced clot-dissolving drugs and clot-removing procedures
  • Neurology and neurosurgery coverage 24/7
  • Neuroscience nurses specializing in the care of stroke patients
  • Acute stroke unit with an integrated rehabilitation department