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Stroke Center

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Stroke Center provides comprehensive care, treatment and rehabilition for people suffering from:

  • Acute stroke, hemorrhagic and ischemic
  • Transient ischemic attacks
  • Vasculitis
  • Carotid and vertebral dissection
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Acute Stroke team, led by Dr. Rafael H. Llinas with in-house Johns Hopkins Neurology residents and a multidisciplinary medical team, provides the following specialized services and treatments:

  • Intra-arterial thrombolysis, 3-6 hours in anterior circulation, 24 hours in posterior circulation
  • Intravenous rt-PA 11 percent of patients within time frame treated
  • Vascular neurosurgery for treatment of AVM, aneurysms, carotid stenosis
  • Dedicated neuro-critical unit with 8 beds staffed by neuro-intensivists
  • Dedicated six-bed IMC for acute and sub-acute stroke
  • Dedicated neuroscience unit with neuro-trained nurses
  • Vasculitis Center referrals for treatment options

Our inpatient rehabilitation unit is accredited by the Joint Commission, as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

State-of-the-Art Technology

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Stroke Center utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools in interventional radiology, including:

  • 24-hour MRI with diffusion and perfusion imaging
  • MRI spectroscopy
  • CT angiography of head and neck
  • CT angiography of heart and coronary vessels
  • Conventional four-vessel angiography
  • Carotid duplex studies
  • Transcranial doppler studies

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