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The stroke and neurovascular program at the medical college of wisconsin and froedtert hospital.

Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee.
Journal of vascular and interventional neurology 01/2008; 1(1):27-30.
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ABSTRACT The Stroke and Neurovascular Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee, is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary center for stroke medicine. The program encompasses an acute stroke team, a neuro-intensive care unit, a stroke care unit, and a stroke rehabilitation program. The staff includes specialists with fellowship training in stroke, neurocritical care, neurointerventional therapy, vascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and stroke rehabilitation. Fellowships are offered in interventional neurology, neurocritical care, and vascular neurology. In addition to clinical service and education, the faculty are actively engaged in research. The program is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

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