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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.

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.

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.

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Stroke in the News

Stress at work

Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk

Reuters Health – January 16, 2015 People who have demanding jobs and job strain are more likely to suffer one type of stroke, a review of previous studies suggests. Job […]


Transferring to an NICU is cost-effective move

Cardiovascular Business – December 8, 2014 – When it comes to long-term cost in transferring patients to specialized neurological intensive care units (ICUs) following an intracerebral hemorrhage, patient outcomes play […]

Living Healthy

Stroke deaths in the US down

Los Angeles Times – December 31, 2014 – Americans remained most likely to die of heart disease or cancer in 2013. But improved stroke care and prevention appeared to send […]

Brain imaging

New stroke treatment helps people with worst kind of stroke, study says

The New York Times – December 17, 2014 After three decades of failure, researchers have found a treatment that greatly improves the prognosis for people having the most severe and […]

Balance and stroke

Struggling to stand on one leg may hint of stroke risk

Chicago Tribune – December 19, 2014 If you can’t balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds, you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest. Difficulty […]

Our Patient Stories

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 […]