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Enloe Stroke Program

1531 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

Diagnosis, Treatment & Recovery

Diagnosing a Stroke

Diagnosing a stroke takes into account a patient's medical history, physical exam and diagnostic testing. Enloe Medical Center uses the following diagnostic tests:

Urgent Computed Tomography (CT)

Scanning of the brain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for rapid diagnosis of both hemorrhagic (bleeding) and ischemic (blood vessel blockage) strokes.

CT Angiography

A fast, non-invasive examination, this test helps doctors visualize the blood flow in the blood vessels to locate abnormalities and to plan emergency treatments. Such tools are extremely important for implementing modern "clot-busting" therapies for stroke.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology

Enloe patients have access to the latest in MRI technology, including sensitive Diffusion Imaging and MR Angiography. Diffusion Imaging is a powerful technique for detecting even the smallest strokes in the brain, ones that were previously invisible on standard MRI and CT images. Our open MRI technology produces high-resolution images of the brain and provides a comfortable experience for patients.

Ultrasound Diagnostic Services

Enloe Medical Center has a wide range of ultrasound diagnostic services, including carotid ultrasonography and echocardiography. Specialized, sensitive echocardiograms are increasingly being used to identify heart abnormalities that may lead to stroke. Combined, these powerful diagnostic techniques give doctors valuable information that can help prevent a recurrent stroke.

Treatment for Stroke

If you think you're having a stroke, call 911 immediately. Fast treatment can prevent or reduce disability.

Patients who arrive at Enloe shortly after onset of their stroke may be candidates to receive modern "clot-busting" treatments that help open blocked blood vessels and restore blood flow to the brain. 

Additionally, patients may be candidates for endovascular therapy. During this modern-day procedure a stent is utilized to remove a clot from an artery within the brain. 

To determine eligibility for these treatments, known as thrombolytics, emergency physicians and neurologists quickly assess the patient and expedite CT scanning and blood tests.

Stroke patients at Enloe Medical Center have access to some of the latest medical and surgical techniques for acute stroke treatment and prevention. Our team provides a wide range of specialty and primary care services, including emergency medicine, internal medicine, critical care medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and cardiology.

Stroke Recovery & Education

Enloe Medical Center has a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient Enloe Rehabilitation Center that assists stroke patients in their recovery. This is an extremely important link in the chain of recovery after a stroke.

In addition, Enloe HomeCare serves patients at home. Enloe Medical Center also facilitates stroke education programs for the public, our patients and local professionals. This includes our Stroke Support Group.

Enloe Stroke Program

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