Stroke Strikes Fast. Know the Signs.
Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke. It's the second leading cause of death worldwide. When treatment begins quickly, full recovery is more likely. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is a thrombectomy-capable, Certified Primary Stroke Center ready to help with fast, high quality care.
If you know the signs of stroke, you can BEFAST to help someone get the quick care they need. Click here to download our Scoop on Stroke infographic!
Why Choose Us?
- The greatest number of board-certified neurosurgeons and neurologists on staff in Hampton Roads.
- Fellowship-trained neuroradiologists.
- A highly specialized neurosurgical operating team equipped to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of neurosurgical disorders.
- Minimally invasive spine surgery.
- The Chesapeake Regional, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center, which offers two advanced forms of stereotactic radiosurgery for non-invasive treatment of malignant and benign tumors in the brain and other areas of the body.
- A full around-the-clock team of health care professionals, including 24-hour in-house internists and critical care specialists who are highly skilled in supporting neurosurgical patients of all kinds.
- Long-term video electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring to better diagnose and treat patients with seizures and epilepsy.
- State-of-the-art equipment, including the highest-strength MRI and most advanced CT scan currently available, image-guided navigation systems and the latest ultrasonic tissue ablation system so surgeons can remove targeted tumors with minimal impact on surrounding tissue.
- A dedicated neuro Intensive Care Unit with the latest monitoring devices and experienced registered nurses.
- 24-hour advanced stroke care.
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has a specialized stroke team. If a patient comes into the Emergency Room, within 5 minutes they will have been examined by our stroke team. Our nurses have specialized stroke training and are experts in diagnostic testing.
Process When a 911 Call is Received
- The EMS crews arrive, check vitals and assess stoke symptoms
- The decision to transport the patient is made
- CRMC’s Emergency Department (ED) is alerted
- CRMC’s on-call stroke team is alerted
- The patient arrives in the ED and is assessed immediately by a physician
- The patient undergoes a CT scan or other diagnostic testing to determine what stroke type
- Treatments from IV medication to surgery are offered on-site by qualified critical care physicians, neurosurgeons and neurologists.
The gold standard treatment for ischemic strokes is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA,). tPA works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow.
Education & Events
Stroke Survivors & Care Partner Support Group
The mission of the support group is to empower stroke survivors, their family and friends, to become “stroke wise” and to develop self-care strategies that will increase functional quality. This group will promote healthy coping skills to live with the effects of stroke, while providing a safe, warm and caring environment which facilitates listening, learning and sharing. Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of every month, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
For more information, call 757-312-6584.