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UK Stroke Center



Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of stroke. 


For follow up appointments, go to:
UK Stroke Center Clinic
Kentucky Clinic
First floor, Wing C (across from Starbucks)
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

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Call 859-257-1000 or toll free toll free 1-800-333-8874 to make an appointment with a general physician at Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. 

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Stroke center certification
Our stroke center was the first in the region to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center. That certification, issued by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), is a recognition of the hospital’s specially-trained physicians and staff, as well as the results of its Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Gold Plus Award 

Stroke Gold Plus Award
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

When stroke strikes, think F.A.S.T. 

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Kentucky. Also called "brain attack," stroke is a medical emergency as serious as a heart attack.

Our stroke specialists are available 24 hours a day to treat stroke immediately, using the latest technology and clot-busting drugs to treat strokes before they cause brain damage.

Do you know your risk for stroke?

Find out by downloading our stroke risk card (PDF, 74 KB) and checking off all the risk factors that apply to you. Learn more about stroke and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk for stroke by reading our stroke education sheet.

Schedule a stroke screening at your community event

The UK Stroke Program screens hundreds of individuals each year. If you are planning a community event and would like to offer a stroke risk screening, please complete the request form and e-mail it to Lisa Bellamy.
Stroke screening request form (PDF, 51 KB)

Merci Retrieval  

Leading-edge stroke care

Stroke patients at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute have access not only to the region’s top doctors, but also to the most advanced medical technology. KNI was the first health care center in the region to offer the Merci® Retrieval System, a leading-edge tool for removing potentially lethal blood clots in the brain.

arrow Learn more about the Merci® Retrieval System 

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Page last updated: 3/7/2014 2:05:03 PM