Because time is critical in the race to save brain function during an acute stroke, at Huntington Hospital a "Code Stroke" response team is ready 24-hours-a-day to quickly evaluate patients and initiate interventions. This innovative process brings together a team of highly-trained neurologists, neuroradiologists, vascular neurologists and interventionalists who specialize in stroke diagnosis and treatment with emergency department physicians and staff, ensuring the most appropriate treatment is initiated as quickly as possible
For complex stroke cases, Huntington Hospital offers endovascular clot retrieval to open blocked blood vessels up to eight hours after onset of stroke symptoms. This intervention can be used in conjunction with a clot-busting medication called tPA, or alone and may be an option for patients who may not be eligible to receive tPA or blood-thinning drugs.
Our highly trained specialists provide treatment to complex stroke patients throughout the San Gabriel Valley and accept transfers from hospitals challenged to care for these types of cases.