Advanced Stroke Care

Where you go for stroke treatment matters. If you suspect a stroke, don’t wait.

Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke, making it the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. When you or a loved one is having a stroke, every second counts. If you suspect stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.

What is a stroke?

  • A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells begin to die due to lack of oxygen.
  • Delayed diagnosis and treatment can result in permanent disability or death.
  • That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs of stroke and know what to do in an emergency.
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Act FAST if you suspect stroke. Here's what to look for.
Two Strokes, 10 Years Apart
A pharmacist for more than a quarter century, Joseph Demsich knows firsthand the value of timely, life-saving treatment for stroke.
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The most advanced stroke treatment available in southeast and south central Michigan.

In a stroke emergency, having an experienced team with access to the latest treatment is critical. The experts at our Henry Ford Stroke Centers are ready 24/7 to diagnose and begin treatment in minutes. At all five Henry Ford Health hospitals and our five freestanding emergency departments, we have teams of highly trained stroke experts who provide rapid, life-saving stroke treatments.

Why choose Henry Ford for your stroke care?

  • Expert team: Our team features the most fellowship-trained stroke neurologists in southeast and south central Michigan.
  • Fast access: Our board-certified stroke experts are available 24/7. You can get a diagnosis in minutes in any of our Henry Ford ERs, which means stroke treatment starts quickly.
  • Advanced stroke care: The most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options available, including endovascular (minimally invasive) procedures.
  • Emergency stroke treatment: For both ischemic (blocking an artery) and hemorrhagic (bleeding in brain) strokes.
  • Rehabilitation and prevention: A full range of personalized rehabilitation services, and educational support to help prevent a future stroke.
  • Outcomes: We have better outcomes after stroke treatment compared to other stroke centers.
  • Pioneers in stroke research: We have 35 active research studies, including 11 ongoing clinical trials.

Need a stroke consultation?
  • To schedule an appointment with one of our stroke experts, call (800) 436-7936 
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  • Nick Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Research Institute to be housed inside the groundbreaking new Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences research facility
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