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Stroke Program Outcomes

Temple University Hospital's Stroke Program has achieved national recognition for its high success rate in treating complex stroke patients.

Our medical team uses advanced imaging techniques to rapidly characterize a stroke and initiate life-saving treatment — whether it is thrombolytic therapy, emergency surgery or endovascular intervention.

We then smoothly transition patients into an appropriately customized rehabilitation program that includes:

  • Speech, language and occupational therapy
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Social workers and pharmacists
  • Assistance with home care and devices

Temple University Hospital Designations and Stats

Temple University Hospital is one of four Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the region, certified by The Joint Commission.

Did You Know?

  • Our Stroke Program cared for 503 patients in 2018.
  • For patients who arrive within hours of their symptom onset, we can intervene with intravenous clot-busting medication or with intra-arterial clot retrieval devices for 22% of our patients. The national average is only 6-8%, and our complication rate is only 4%.
  • For patients with brain aneurysms, we provide procedures such as surgical clipping, or intra-arterial coiling to prevent strokes. We performed 54 aneurysm treatment procedures, with a complication rate of 0%.
  • We also perform procedures such as carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty and stenting to prevent stroke by opening up blocked or narrowed arteries. We are able to perform these procedures with a complication rate of just 4.2%. 
  • 74% of stroke patients who received the interventions above were able to return home, or go to an acute rehabilitation facility. 

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Achievements

  • 2019: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2018: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2017: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2016: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2015: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll
  • 2014: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll
  • 2013: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll

If you think you or a loved is having a stoke, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Request an appointment online or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) to see a Temple specialist for a stroke risk assessment or for follow-up care.