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Guidelines urge new approach to treating worst strokes

Hospitals nationwide may soon change how they treat the most disabling strokes after new guidelines recommend using more advanced tools called stent retrievers. UF Health cerebrovascular/endovascular surgeon Brian Hoh, M.D., […]

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Dr. Khanna, Vascular Neurologist, 	Department of Neurology

Wider Range of Treatment Options

At the UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center, we are able to offer a wider range of treatment options for any kind of stroke, including the most complex.

Members of the UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center team, including cerebrovascular/endovascular surgeons and vascular neurologists, gather behind the UF Health Shands Hosptial Emergency Room.

Taking Better Care of You

At UF Health, we have a large team of specialists who can take better care of you because of their specialized training and experience in treating stroke.

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Always Aiming for the Best Results

We want to help our patients get back to a happy healthy life after stroke, and we have steps in place that lead us to the greatest results possible.

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Stroke in the News

StrokeSurvivor

‘I thought it was a headache’: Woman in her 20s suffers stroke

AOL News – May 19 – May is American Stroke Month — and one very young stroke survivor is sharing her remarkable story, hoping others will learn from it. Every […]

blood pressure

Blood pressure patterns may predict stroke risk

CBS News – May 10 – Instead of relying on individual blood pressure readings, doctors should review the overall pattern to predict a patient’s risk of stroke or early death, […]

Remember F.A.S.T.

Five fast things you should know about stroke

Medical Xpress – April 29 – You don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and […]

Healthy Diet

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attack, stroke

CNN – April 26 – The list of Mediterranean diet benefits is getting even longer. A new study found that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods […]

Searching for answers

Tracing cause of every stroke can help save lives

HuffPost Healthy Living – November 17 – More than 2,400 years ago, the father of medicine himself — the Greek physician Hippocrates — identified the disease we now call stroke. […]

Our Patient Stories

UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center receives annual Get with the Guidelines award from American Stroke Association.

Swift stroke care means more memories for William Gray

Twenty-eight years ago, William and Willa Gray were on their honeymoon, soaring toward the top of a glacier in a helicopter. They stopped there to enjoy the view with some […]

Catherine's Remarkable Recovery

Remarkable results after stroke

Catherine awoke in the middle of the night and was unable to move her legs. Her husband’s face was distorted, and the words she tried to say just wouldn’t come […]

Robert Passmore, former patient

A Brain Attack

Robert Passmore felt a strange sensation as he was sitting on the couch one day. He tried to get up, but couldn’t. After a few minutes, he realized the entire […]

Lilly Rooks

Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

Lillian Rooks, 59 years old, awoke one spring morning, and felt like she did any other ordinary morning. However, when she stepped into the shower at 9:30 a.m., she slipped […]

Steve Schaff

It Matters Where You Get Your Care

Steve Schaff suffered a stroke, and fortunately, his wife recognized the warning signs and called 911 immediately. Upon arrival at UF Health Shands Hospital, Shaff entered the UF Health Shands […]