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By The Numbers

Stroke Stats

Behind every number is a patient, which is why we strive to provide the best possible stroke care in the region. Here’s how the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center performed in 2021:


Total number of stroke patients treated at UC Medical Center:

  • Ischemic stroke: 669
  • Hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke: 150

The UC Stroke Team responded to over 6,000 calls from hospitals in the Tri-State area in regards to treating stroke patients.

  • Percent of time that UCMC provided the highest quality of care by meeting all Joint Commission core measures is 97%
  • Total number of endovascular reperfusion procedures (removal of acute blood clot): 202
  • Number of physicians specializing in Stroke/Vascular Neurology: 12
  • Number of physicians specializing in Neuroscience Intensive Care: 10
  • Zero patients with serious adverse events from carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove plaque and restore blood flow. This is significantly lower than the national average.
  • Median time from arrival at UCMC to when clot-busting medication is given is 43 minutes.  Nationally this goal is less than 45 minutes.