Comprehensive Stroke Center in West Michigan
Ascension care teams provide high levels of stroke care in the region.
Certified Stroke Center at Ascension Borgess Hospital
The Ascension Borgess Hospital stroke care team has met rigorous standards for advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability to stroke treatments and extensive staff education. Our Neurointerventional Lab has been awarded the Professional Research Consultants (PRC) 5-Star Award for overall quality of care, which is awarded to healthcare facilities scoring in the top 10 percent of the nation.
The Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Care and PRC 5-Star Award shows our continued dedication and commitment to our patients. We provide compassionate care with some of the highest levels of expertise and technology to quickly and effectively address the needs of our stroke patients.
Outcomes DataAscension stroke care teams closely monitor and evaluate procedural outcomes to ensure the safest care for you and your loved ones. The data below summarizes the most current outcomes at Ascension Borgess Hospital.
To better understand your health and potential stroke symptoms, our doctors perform a specialized brain imaging test known as a cerebral angiogram. During this minimally invasive procedure a catheter is placed through an artery in the arm or leg and a contrast dye is used to produce accurate images of the blood vessels in the brain. This test will show any abnormalities and potential risk factors for a stroke.
Number of major complications:
|2017||0.00% (0/195 cases)
|2018||0.44% (1/223 cases)|
||0.00% (0/128 cases)|
Neurointerventional Lab Thrombectomy (NIL)In many cases, patients presenting with an acute stroke are suffering from an intracranial large vessel occlusion. This medical emergency is caused by a blood clot obstructing flow to a major brain artery. This leads to an insufficient amount of blood supply to the brain. If untreated, the brain tissue may die, causing a stroke. Our specialized stroke doctors are proven to operate in less time than the nationally suggested goal of 60 minutes.
Average total case times for a Neurointerventional Lab Thrombectomy:
Thrombectomy Reperfusion (TICI-2b or better)Reperfusion occurs when blood flow is restored to an organ or artery that had previously been blocked. To measure the success of a reperfusion procedure our doctors use the TICI scale. We strive to reach a TICI score of 2b or better, in keeping with major national and International trials looking at stroke outcomes. In these trials, it has been proven that patients with TICI scores of 2b or better have better long-term outcomes from their stroke treatment.
Our yearly percentage of successful procedures that measure TICI 2b or better:
Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment (Aneurysm Coiling)
This minimally invasive procedure is used to treat a brain aneurysm. A brain aneurysm can occur from multiple factors including high blood pressure, trauma to the head or from hereditary means. Ascension Borgess Hospital was the first hospital in southwest Michigan to perform these procedures and have been doing so since 2000.
Number of aneurysm coiling treatments at our institution in the last 6 years:
Elective stentingIn the case of a stroke, elective stenting can be an effective procedure to reopen clogged arteries and improve blood flow.
Number of yearly NIL lab cases and major complications:
For more information on the Comprehensive Stroke Care at Ascension Borgess:
Ascension Borgess Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center
Stroke Coordinator: 269-226-6733
Neurointerventional Services and Neurosurgery of Kalamazoo: 269-343-1264
Ascension Borgess Neurology: 269-381-7380
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