Services and Treatments at Baptist
Telestroke, allows an off-site neurologist to communicate through real-time video with a possible stroke patient. Timely care is critical to the successful recovery of someone suffering a stroke. Because a neurologist is not always on site, telestroke ensures that patients have access to a specialist when they need it, so the time from diagnosis to treatment is fast.
Baptist Health Care provides telestroke to patients at Baptist and Gulf Breeze hospitals. Through telestroke, a Mayo Clinic neurologist is at hand 24/7 to help diagnose and recommend treatment.
Telestroke is one way Baptist brings critical care to patients when they need it most.
tPA - medication that works by dissolving the clot and restoring blood flow to the brain. Must be given within 4.5 hours of onset of symptoms in eligible patients
A mechanical thrombectomy is procedure that removes a large blood clot from the vessel in the brain using a device called a stent retriever. The window for this intervention has been extended up to 24 hours of symptom onset in eligible patients.