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Stroke resources for providers

Your partner in advanced stroke care

Our team of specialists stands ready to offer consultation for stroke intervention.

As Sedgwick County's first Comprehensive Stroke Center, the Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center is a life-saving resource for patients and hospitals throughout Kansas. 

The Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center is accredited by the Joint Commission. American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized the Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center for advanced treatment of complex hemorrhagic stroke and aneurysms. 

Via Christi offers the region’s only 20-bed NeuroCritical Care Unit, staffed with specially trained neuroscience nurse practitioners and bedside nurses. Also available are advanced neuro imaging and neurosurgery options, as well as Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital, the area’s premier inpatient rehab facility, and Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa.

Via Christi partners with other hospitals in Kansas to improve their ability to care for emergent stroke cases.

Patients with the following symptoms may be experiencing a stroke:

  • Sudden onset of numbness and/or weakness of leg, arm and/or face
  • Sudden onset of confusion, difficulty with speech and/or trouble understanding
  • Sudden difficulty seeing from one or both eyes 
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Stroke intervention windows: 

  • IV tPa — Up to 4.5 hours after symptom onset 
  • Thrombectomy — Up to 24 hours after symptom onset

Surgical capabilities: 

  • Aneurysm clipping
  • AVM/AVF resection 
  • Decompressive craniectomy 
  • Hemorrhage evacuation 
  • External ventricular drain placement 
  • Carotid endarterectomy 
  • Extracranial-intracranial bypass (EC-IC)

Neuro endovascular capabilities:

  • Aneurysm treatment 
    • Coiling 
    • Flow diversion for complex and giant aneurysms 
  • Endovascular stroke therapy 
    • Stent retriever thrombectomy 
    • Suction thrombectomy 
    • Intra-arterial thrombolysis 
  • Endovascular treatment of AVM/AVF 
    • NBCA glue: 
    • Onyx 
  • Endovascular treatment of:
    • Carotid Cavernous Fistula (CCF) 
    • Carotid and vertebral artery stenting 
    • Balloon test occlusion 
    • Carotid or vertebral artery sacrifice 
  • Endovascular treatment of dural venous sinus thrombosis 
  • Carotod and vertebral artery stenting 
  • Endovascular treatment for symptomatic intracranial athrosclerosis 
  • Endovascular treatment for intracranial vasospasm

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