Patients seen in the stroke prevention clinic have suffered from stroke- or transient ischemic attack (TIA)-like symptoms, which can include sudden neurological deficits that impact the ability to move or feel one side of the body, speech or vision changes or confusion.
Patients are referred to the clinic following a visit to the hospital’s emergency department. Urgent patients are seen at the clinic within one to two days of their emergency department visit, with semi-urgent patients being seen within one week.
Care we provide
Once at the Stroke Prevention Clinic, patients are assessed through a thorough history, examination and diagnostic tests, followed by appropriate treatment including best evidence-based practice for pharmaceuticals and referrals to lifestyle and rehabilitation programs.
Care providers include the nurse practitioner, neurologists, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.