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Designated stroke care centres with clot removal facility

Following hospitals in Ontario own designated stroke centres that can perform clot removal (thrombectomy) if indicated. Those are;

  • Windsor Regional Hospital,
  • London Health Sciences,
  • Hamilton Health Sciences,
  • Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital,
  • Toronto General Hospital,
  • St. Michael’s Hospital,
  • Sunnybrook Hospital,
  • Kingston Health Sciences,
  • Ottawa Hospital,
  • Thunder Bay Health Sciences,

Here is the link for a more detailed map.

The above map was created in R with the help of the “leaflet” and “sp” packages. The data was extracted from CorHealth (2018); Here is the link:

Designated stroke centres in Toronto

You can find designated stroke centres in Toronto through this Google map by clicking this link.

  • St. Micheal’s Hospital,
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences,
  • University Health Network

These three places give tpa and perform emergency surgery ( endovascular thrombectomy) for suitable patients; If you suspect a stroke, you must rush to one of these hospitals as soon as possible. (source: AG report, Dec. 2021)

Movement Recovery

Canada stroke best practices recommend using the weaker limb in activities of daily living.

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Free online tools

Following are free online tools to help regain movement after a stroke.

You can find some details about the above tools through the following link;

Bladder control

At least 40 out of 100 attend to an emergency room with a stroke with no bladder control. Of them, 25 stroke survivors may leave the hospital with urine incontinence.

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Bedsores are preventable. Find out in this post how you can do that: prevent bed sores after a stroke. Similarly, Find out the detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest.

Types of strokes

There are two main stroke types: Ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke. In addition, one can get a “mini-stroke”: a dire warning!

Find out what those are.

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