Stroke Care Unmatched by Any Other Hospital in the Columbus Region.

Riverside Neuroscience Institute's Comprehensive Stroke Center of Excellence was the first healthcare facility in Ohio certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission for exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

The Stroke Center treats more stroke patients than any other hospital in central Ohio.

Our approach involves a new model of integrated care by specially trained stroke intervention teams. This model begins at or shortly after hospital admission and continues beyond the period of acute medical care into the initial rehabilitation phase.

The results of studies and randomized trials have shown lower mortality rates, shorter hospitalizations and greater likelihood of discharge to home with patients treated in integrated stroke units compared to those treated in general medical units.

Innovative Stroke Care

Our physicians are often the first in the world to research new stroke treatments through clinical trials, allowing our patients access to the most leading-edge stroke treatments and prevention techniques available.

These devices often are used in combination and include:

  • tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator): Typically delivered via IV within four-and-a-half hours of a stroke, tPAs are enzymes that break up an ischemic stroke's clot. Our physicians have used new techniques allowing them to administer an intra-arterial Tissue Plasminogen Activator treatment up to seven hours after the onset of stroke symptoms.
  • The MERCI Clot Retriever: The MERCI Clot Retriever removes an ischemic stroke's clot with a coil-like retriever. Reserved for severe stroke cases, the MERCI can be used up to eight hours after a stroke's onset. In some cases, the MERCI has completely reversed the course of a stroke.
  • Aspiration: Similar to the MERCI, aspiration techniques, such as the Penumbra Stroke System, can be used up to eight hours after the onset of stroke symptoms. These techniques allow the neurointerventional radiologist to aspirate the clot out of the brain and can also reverse the course of a stroke instantly.
  • Stents: Used for stroke prevention, a number of stent systems - including WingspanTM Stent System, Neuroform3TM Microdelivery Stent System and the CORDIS ENTERPRISETM Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System - give OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital physicians the ability to reach deep into the brain to widen arteries with high levels of plaque or to maintain coil embolization in wide-necked aneurysms.
  • Penumbra Stroke System: A suction that removes a stroke-causing clot and restores blood flow using a minimally invasive procedure.
Our Location

Riverside Neuroscience Institute
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Neuroscience Resource Line: (614) 566-5345
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