Stroke Treatment

Baton Rouge General is proud of its designation as a primary stroke center. Our hospital meets the highest standards for treatment of stroke patients, including speed of care and innovative procedures that prevent death and minimize brain damage. Time is of the essence when a patient is admitted to the hospital with stroke symptoms and our staff is trained in procedures that offer the best chance of survival and recovery.

Types of Stroke

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of long-term disability. It occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving the brain of oxygen and causing brain tissue to die. The most common type of stroke is ischemic, which is caused by blockages or narrowing of the arteries. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by arteries in the brain either leaking blood or bursting open.

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