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About the Program

The goal of the Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program is to provide the highest level of care for patients and families dealing with stroke, transient ischemic attack, and other cerebrovascular conditions, including brain aneurysms and vascular malformations.

Inpatient care is provided at the Neuroscience Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, which includes a ten-bed Neuro Special Care Unit. Our diagnostic capabilities include MRI and MRA, MR perfusion, conventional (digital subtraction) angiography, among other diagnostic tests. Our clinical and research activities include the closure of patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic stroke and carotid artery stenting.

We also provide educational materials for hospitalized patients and their families and develop a curriculum for medical students and housestaff.

Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Award Get with the Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Award

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Achievement Measures for 12 consecutive months and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

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