Our stroke volume and outcomes data is publicly reported according to Comprehensive Stroke Center requirements.
Grady has one of the highest stroke and treatment volumes in the country, treating more than 2200 patients in 2018.
Stroke Treatment Rates
In 2018, Grady administered the clot-busting drug Activase in 21% of stroke cases — nearly one and a half times the national average. Our team also performed endovascular treatment (clot retrieval) in 31% of stroke cases — over five times the national average. Stroke patients are more than two times more likely to receive lifesaving intervention at Grady compared to other hospitals in the United States.
Ischemic Stroke Treatment Volumes
This shows the number of patients who received the clot-busting drug Activase IV and/or had endovascular clot retrieval at Grady or Activase IV at an outside hospital before being transferred to Grady for a higher level of care.
Ischemic Stroke Reperfusion
Reperfusion means restoring circulation to a part of the brain that was blocked by a blood clot in the artery. Grady stroke experts opened blocked arteries using endovascular thrombectomy 95.6% of the time! That is 10% higher than the average regional or national rates.
Nonsurgical Complication Rates
Grady not only treats more strokes, but our patients experience fewer complications — less than half as often as the regional or national averages.
Source: American Heart Association /American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines data, January 2015-December 2018