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A stroke happens when a blood vessel becomes blocked or bursts in your brain preventing the necessary oxygen and blood from reaching the brain. It is critical that you seek immediate medical attention when you first notice stroke symptoms. As a Joint Commission-certified Stroke Center, Gundersen offers access to quick, lifesaving treatments that can improve long-term outcomes.

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Stroke symptoms to know

Remember, BE FAST!

B — Balance: Loss of coordination or balance

E — Eyes: Loss of vision or double vision

F — Face: Weakness on one side of the face

A — Arms: Arm or leg weakness on one side

S — Speech: Difficulty speaking or understanding speech

T — Time: If you see any of these signs, call 911 right away.


  • Hemorrhagic stroke management including blood pressure control and rehabilitation
  • Ischemic stroke treatment including carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting, thrombectomy and medication
  • Stroke diagnosis using advanced imaging technology
  • Stroke prevention
  • Stroke rehabilitation
Every minute counts

Stroke is an emergency

Call 911 immediately at the first sign(s) of stroke

Our Joint Commission-certified Stroke Center

Stroke prevention

Understanding your risk factors is the first step in preventing a stroke. Our team works with you to identify those risk factors and make lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your chances of having a stroke.

Stroke rehabilitation

You may notice changes in the way you think, move and speak following a stroke. Stroke rehabilitation can help you restore function, improve your quality of life and provide you with the knowledge you need to make healthy choices and prevent future strokes.

TeleStroke program

Patients have access to quick and effective stroke care at community hospitals across our service area through our telemedicine program. This partnership allows patients to be seen by a neurologist when they need it most. By streamlining patient treatment and transport, the hope is we can minimize damage to the brain and give the patient the best possible outcome.

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Patient education

A stroke is a major life event. Learn about the different types of stroke, how you can prevent a stroke and what to expect during stroke recovery.

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How to connect

Call 911 if you think you are having a stroke.

We offer stroke care close to home. If you are concerned about your stroke risk, your primary care provider can help ensure you are taking the necessary steps to reduce your risks.

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