For Health Care Professionals
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 Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, which includes an eight-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 house staff.
Please refer to the following information for health care professionals:
- Cerebrovascular Case Conference: A weekly interdisciplinary conference that is led by the interventional neuroradiology fellow.
- Guidelines, Order Sets and Stroke Protocols: A list of guidelines, order sets and protocols for stroke conditions.
- Stroke Alert Training: Information about our Simulation Lab Mock Stroke Alert Training for neurology residents and emergency department providers.
See how we use a real-life simulation approach to training our staff to improve outcomes for stroke patients and their families: