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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., […]


World-Class Stroke Care in Your Community

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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.

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

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. […]

Bilingual stroke

Speaking more than one language eases stroke recovery

Live Science – November 19 – There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a […]

Right Side Skull

Right side of brain compensates for speech loss after stroke, study finds

Medical News Today – November 7 – Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the US, with loss of speech being one of its many devastating effects. For years, […]

stroke causes

This Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Stroke Study

Health Day News – November 3 – Extracting a stroke-causing blood clot is better than just using a clot-busting drug for preserving brain function, a new analysis concludes. About 45 […]

Live Science

Magnets Might ‘Unlock’ Paralyzed Arm After Stroke

Live Science – October 21 – People who suffer a stroke face many physical and emotional hurdles on their long road to recovery. But now, there may be a glimmer […]

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 […]