Stroke & Brain Aneurysms
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly blocked (ischemic stroke) or a blood vessel within the brain ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke).
When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, the cells begin to die. A brain aneurysm is a bulging artery, which is caused by a weak spot in the artery wall. A ruptured brain aneurysm is a medical emergency.
Early intervention is critical to save lives and to preserve quality of life. Getting to the right facility is equally important. The Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Regional Leader in Stroke and Cerebrovascular Care
Multidisciplinary teams across the Baptist Health system work together to provide specialized stroke care. Each of our Baptist hospital emergency centers is equipped with tele-neurology capabilities and our stroke transfer center expedites the transfer of time-sensitive patients to our Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center when advanced treatment is required.
Providing new hope to patients who otherwise were past the window for minimally invasive treatment, Baptist has more than 20 clinical trials for aneurysms and strokes, including two trials, DAWN and POSITIVE can expand the treatment window up to 24 hours after stroke symptoms begin.
Award Winning Stroke Care
Baptist Health and Lyerly Neurosurgery were honored with Systems of Care Recognition awards at the 2017 International Stroke Conference. The charts below show how we treat stroke patients more quickly compared to the other 54 sites in the STRATIS study and a previous landmark SWIFT PRIME study.
Our nationally and internationally recognized endovascular surgeons offer more advanced treatment options for strokes, brain aneurysms and other cerebrovascular conditions than any other providers in the area.
Conditions we treat
Our neurosurgeons provide the full spectrum of evidence-based care, including the latest minimally invasive procedures that can only be offered by neurosurgeons with advanced training and experience.
Our stroke and cerebrovascular team works around the clock to provide innovative care that transforms patients' lives throughout our region.
Dr. Hanel was able to repair the damaged blood vessels in her brain by injecting specialized glue that was guided through a catheter from her femoral artery in her leg up to her brain.
Forty years after watching her mother die from a ruptured brain aneurysm, a new technology helped her escape the same fate.
Valarie Sturgeon’s excruciating headache was an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) that led to a hemorrhagic stroke.
Stroke can occur at any age. Savannah was 5 months pregnant when her brain aneurysm burst.
Assistant State Attorney Rich Mantei was the picture of health. In fact, he was at the gym when his stroke symptoms suddenly appeared.