Arkansas Neuroscience Institute Takes Team Approach in Treating Strokes

When someone suffers a stroke, the team at CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute has several treatments that may be able to reverse the effects if they’re administered within the first few hours after symptoms began.

Dr. Ali Krisht, Neurosurgery, explains there is an established a set-up in which all levels of a stroke can be treated, and a team that is available 24/7.

"We have physicians that specialize in stroke. They're very experienced, and they will make the decision immediately whether the patient needs certain treatments or not," Dr. Krisht said, "there’s a whole cascade of events that will take place to achieve the maximum treatment that will lead to the minimum amount of damage."

Dr. Krisht says all these measures are done with the mindset that time is your enemy, and everybody is attuned to it.