Authorization of Treatment
Service Chief: Michael R. Frankel
Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences one or more symptoms of stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in this country. It’s also the third-leading cause of death in Georgia, which is located in the heart of the “Stroke Belt.” In Atlanta alone, 41 percent of all adults have a family member who has had a stroke.
At the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center, we’re committed to fighting stroke before it ever strikes you.
Stroke is a serious, potentially life-threatening medical condition. It’s best described as a sudden attack on the brain. During this attack, the brain’s blood supply is interrupted. Because the brain cells are deprived of oxygen and vital nutrients from the blood, they begin to die within minutes. The damage can continue for several days, or it can be swift and fatal.
The Five Warning Signs
If you or someone near you experiences any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. Even if the symptoms seem minor, don’t hesitate. Failure to call for emergency help can affect the chances for recovery or even survival.
The Marcus Stroke Center at Grady offers a state of the art Neurocritical Care Unit, providing an optimal environment for the highest quality patient care, scientific discovery and training.
From treatment of complex strokes and aneurysms to epilepsy and neurointensive care, the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center delivers optimal care to improve neurologic outcomes.
With a multidisciplinary team of neurointerventionalists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and Emergency Department physicians, Grady offers comprehensive neuroscience services including:
What We Treat
Ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, mini-stroke, also called a transient ischemic attack (TIA)