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When it comes to delivering the highest level of quality care to the 50 million Americans living with brain and spine conditions, our pursuit of excellence is tireless.
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Interventional Radiology

OhioHealth neurointerventional radiologists provide highly skilled expertise in the care and treatment of neurovascular stroke and aneurysm patients.
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Stroke Network Hospitals

Our powerful stroke network helps central Ohio patients quickly receive the most advanced stroke treatment and appropriate interventions they need, saving valuable time.
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Specialized Rehabilitation

WE treat more stroke patients at OhioHealth Upper Arlington Rehabilitation Center than any outpatient clinic in central Ohio.
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OhioHealth treats the most stroke patients in central Ohio, more than all the other area hospitals combined.

Stroke NetworkFind our your risk for heart attack or strokeOhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth Doctors Hospital are certified as Primary Stroke Centers.

Our physicians are often the first in the world to research new stroke treatments through clinical trials, giving our patients access to advanced stroke care that includes leading-edge treatments and prevention techniques.

Excellence in Stroke Patient Care

We provide stroke patients with nationally recognized expertise. Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional radiologists and emergency department teams are among the best in the nation, offering top-ranking skill and knowledge that comes from a high-volume healthcare system treating stroke.

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Stroke Clinical Trials at OhioHealth

Through our clinical trial capabilities, we provide stroke patients access to advanced stroke treatments. We are currently participating in the clinical trials listed below. Research being conducted is in collaboration with OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute


The purpose of the study is to validate the clinical use of new biomarker blood tests to identify blood components that may differentiate between diverse stroke etiologies and clinical outcomes. Learn more.


The purpose of the study is to evaluate the hypothesis that Trevo thrombectomy plus medical management leads to superior clinical outcomes at 90 days as compared to medical management alone in appropriately selected subjects experiencing an acute ischemic stroke when treatment is initiated within 6-24 hours after last seen well. Learn more.


The primary objective of this randomized trial is to determine the safety and efficacy of intra-arterial reperfusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) patients ineligible for IV-tPA as selected by physiologic imaging criteria.
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PRISMS is a double-blind, multicenter, randomized, Phase IIIb study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) Activase in patients with mild acute ischemic strokes that do not appear to be clearly disabling. Patients will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive within 3 hours of last known well time either 1) one dose of IV Activase and one dose of oral aspirin placebo or 2) one dose of IV Activase placebo and one dose of oral aspirin 325 mg. Learn more.


The primary objective of the study is to compare the effect of 90-day treatment with ticagrelor (180 mg [two 90 mg tablets] loading dose on Day 1 followed by 90 mg twice daily maintenance dose for the remainder of the study) vs acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)-aspirin (300 mg [three 100 mg tablets] loading dose on Day 1 followed by 100 mg once daily maintenance dose for the remainder of the study) for the prevention of major vascular events (composite of stroke, myocardial infarction [MI], and death) in patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Learn more.


This study is to determine if patients experiencing an Acute Ischemic Stroke due to large vessel occlusion, treated with combined IV t-PA and Solitaire FR within 6 hours of symptom onset have less stroke-related disability than those patients treated with IV t-PA alone. Learn more.


The purpose of this trial is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Penumbra System as an adjunctive treatment to intravenous (IV) recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA)in patients with acute ischemic stroke from large vessel occlusion in the brain. IV rtPA is the only drug approved for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke but it does not work very well in cases where the stroke is caused by a large vessel occlusion. The hypothesis being tested is to determine if the addition of a treatment by a mechanical thrombectomy device like the Penumbra System can improve the clinical outcome of the patient over just using IV rtPA alone. Learn more.

Trevo Registry 

The purpose of the Trevo® Retriever Registry is to collect real world performance data of the Trevo Retriever which is intended to restore blood flow in the neurovasculature by removing thrombus in patients experiencing ischemic stroke. Learn more.


Stroke Treatment at OhioHealth

At OhioHealth, we respond rapidly and expertly in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of stroke, when every minute counts.

Minimizing time to emergency stroke treatment

The sooner a patient is able to receive emergency stroke treatment, the better the chances of preventing life-altering brain damage. When stroke victims are en route to OhioHealth hospitals*, as soon as their stroke symptoms are identified in the Emergency Department, the OhioHealth Stroke Alert System is activated.

How the OhioHealth Stroke Alert System works: 

  • EMS notifies hospital of possible incoming stroke patient.
  • Patient arrives in Emergency Department (ED).
  • ED physician assesses symptoms and initiates Stroke Alert.
  • A series of overhead and digital pages alert stroke team.
  • Depending on the level of stroke, the patient receives appropriate treatment.

*Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Marion General Hospital

Our advanced stroke treatment technology

Stroke treatments involve removing or dissolving clots, administering medical therapy and restoring blood flow. Our leading-edge, minimally invasive treatments include:

  • tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator)
  • Penumbra System®
  • MERCI® Retrieval System
  • Solitaire™ FR Revascularization Device
  • Trevo® Pro Retrieval System

Surgical prevention and repair 

In some instances, stroke patients may require surgical treatment to open blocked arteries to prevent future strokes or repair an aneurysm.  Our neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists perform the following procedures:

  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Carotid endartectomy
  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Coil embolization
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) repair
  • Ventriculostomy

OhioHealth stroke treatment connects to community hospitals

OhioHealth's stroke network uses advanced telemedicine to connect emergency teams at community hospitals to specialists in critical care and stroke at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Learn more about our powerful stroke treatment network.

Outpatient and Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

We work with our stroke patients throughout their recovery, offering individualized, focused outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation. Our goal is to help stroke patients get back to their lives as soon as possible.

Outpatient stroke rehabilitation 

At OhioHealth Upper Arlington Rehabilitation Center, our therapists are dedicated to the care and treatment of neurologic patients. This OhioHealth outpatient rehabilitation center is one of the few centers in the region in which patients can benefit from such focused expertise.

We treat more stroke patients at this advanced outpatient clinic than any outpatient clinic in central Ohio.

Treatment sessions are one-on-one with the therapist and range from 30 to 90 minutes, depending upon each patient’s individual, clinical need.  Patients requiring more than one type of therapy will have their sessions conveniently scheduled back to back. This state-of-the-art center features functional treatment space for patients, including a model home and simulated community environments. Family members are welcome to attend therapy sessions and are considered an essential part of the treatment process.

A physician referral is needed to start therapy.

Get a map and directions to the Center.

Inpatient stroke rehabilitation 

Should inpatient therapy be needed, stroke patients can receive state-of-the-art rehabilitative care at our OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. In this licensed acute care inpatient facility, stroke patients can benefit from individualized programs and a hands-on approach to help them:

  • Regain strength
  • Restore cognitive function
  • Relearn daily activities

Patients have appointments with various rehabilitation specialists each day. Our on-site staff and physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists work daily with patients according to each person’s individualized program.

To be eligible for admission, patients must:

  • Require daily access to a rehabilitation physician
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing
  • Need at least two forms of therapy
  • Be able to tolerate a relatively intense therapy program, consisting of at least three hours of therapy per day, five to seven days a week
  • Have the ability to achieve rehabilitation goals

Physician referral is required. 

Get On Track with Stroke Prevention 

OhioHealth's McConnell Heart Health Center and Grant Health and Fitness Center are staffed with certified exercise physiologists and nutritionists who can help get you on track for stroke prevention and good health.

Call these Centers to schedule a tour and find out how you can set up a health and exercise program for you and your family:

Take our Stroke and Heart Attack Risk Assessment.

If you or someone you know experiences signs and symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately. 

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