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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. Stent retrievers, or ‘stentrievers’ are wire clot […]


World-Class Stroke Care in Your Community

Our national certifications prove our dedication to bring the highest level of stroke care to the people in our community.  

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.

Stroke Team

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.

Stroke is an emergency

Stroke is an Emergency

You and your loved ones should know the signs and symptoms of stroke in order to get emergency care immediately.

Happy, healthy family

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

Stroke is an emergency

Extraordinary 10-year old girl saves grandfather’s life during stroke – July 10 – A 10-year-old St. Louis girl is being hailed as a hero after saving her grandfather as he had a stroke. Steve Bolderson, 62, and his […]


Brain stent offers new treatment option for stroke victims

PBS News Hour – June 30, 2015 – Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and 130,000 die from one, making it the fifth leading cause of death in […]


25-year-old stroke survivor finds ‘new beginning’ after memory loss – July 1, 2015 – Joe Miller seemed like any other healthy 24-year-old — until a sudden stroke changed his life. Miller was living his dream in Los Angeles, […]

Hannah and Paul Sibeth

Surviving a stroke means knowing the symptoms — and acting quickly

National Post (Canada) – June 22, 2015 – Imagine this scenario: you’re relaxing in your backyard with your family. It’s a beautiful summer afternoon. You’re enjoying a drink on your […]

Emergency Sign

Stroke centers more common where laws encourage them

Reuters – June 25, 2015 – State laws have played a big part in boosting the number of hospitals where specialized stroke care is available, a new study shows. During […]

Our Patient Stories

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 […]

Barbie Diaz

When Stroke Strikes Young

Healthy and active Barbie Diaz suffered a stroke at age 18 while driving, which caused her to crash and hit another car. Diaz was immediately taken to UF Health Shands […]