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August 29, 2013
If you've had a stroke, you should get a second opinion at Loyola
With stroke, lost time is the same as lost brain cells. Dr. José Biller, chair of Neurology at Loyola and a renowned expert on stroke, talks about the importance of seeing a doctor after a stroke. It is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.
Some signs of stroke include: a sudden, severe headache; weakness or numbness on one side of the body; trouble speaking; vertigo; dizziness; and double vision. These symptoms may only last about 15-20 minutes. But that doesn't mean the danger has gone away. Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately if you experience these symptoms.
For those who have sought treatment, Loyola stroke specialists have introduced second-opinion stroke clinics.
Whether the diagnosis is transient ischemic attack (TIA), ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, carotid artery disease, brain aneurysm, or brain vascular malformation, the multidisciplinary team of stroke experts at Loyola will collaborate with you and your physicians in reaching the best outcomes based on current best evidence, taking always into account patients’ values and preferences.
For more information, call Loyola's Second Opinion Stroke Clinic at (708) 216-2438.
The Loyola Difference
For the sixth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has won the Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and Loyola has been certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
Loyola’s nationally recognized team of stroke experts conducts ground-breaking research and is committed to helping patients achieve superior outcomes. Our expertise lies in highly specialized diagnostic services and comprehensive second-opinion evaluations in every facet of stroke-related care and treatment, including:
- Neurorehabilitation services
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Emergency medicine
- Social work
- Specialty nursing