Heyman Stroke Center
The St. John HEYMAN Stroke Center is dedicated to providing rapid, comprehensive care for stroke patients.
When treating a stroke, every second counts. The faster a proper evaluation is conducted, the greater a patient's chances for recovery and rehabilitation. When a stroke takes place, there is a brief window of opportunity in which doctors can work to save a patients injured brain and to provide life saving medication. It is critical that stroke victims are evaluated and treated quickly. Although more than 700,000 people have strokes every year in the United States, few are prepared for this medical emergency. Our multidisciplinary team will treat every acute stroke patient as a priority.
The St. John Heyman Stroke Center is the first comprehensive stroke center in Tulsa, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide acute stroke patients the exceptional care they deserve. Our program is nationally recognized, earning the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Award for three consecutive years. Our program was also named to the 2012 Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
St. John Outpatient Stroke Clinic
The St. John Outpatient Stroke Clinic treats a variety of stroke events:
- Transient ischemic attack, ischemic, or hemorrhagic stroke
- Post-stroke complications
- Carotid artery disease
- Vertebral-basilar artery disease
- Intracranial aneurysms
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Cerebral artery dissections
- Other significant cerebral vascular disease
Treatment plans are tailored for stroke risk reduction via medication management or surgical intervention, with an emphasis on healthy lifestyle behaviors. The stroke clinic team will work with your primary care physician to manage a care plan.