The Stroke Center team
The University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center (UICSC) treats patients who have suffered a stroke or who have another cerebrovascular disease.
We offer referring physicians a 24/7 consultation with a stroke physician and our nurse coordinator facilitates transfer of patients to our care.
The Stroke Center tests promising medical or surgical therapies to prevent or treat stroke, and our physicians have helped develop important clinical instruments that are used around the world. The two most prominent are The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and the Acute Stroke Treatment Classification.
Our stroke program again appeared in the USA Today as part of an ad campaign by The American Heart Association, earning Comprehensive Stroke Center status, the highest level of stroke care certification. Comprehensive Stroke Center status identifies hospitals that meet standards for treating the most complex stroke cases.
For more information, please see our About Your Neurology Visit guide.
Stroke quality measures at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.