Erlanger observes National Stroke Awareness month

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System observesNational Stroke Awareness month during May through continual education in the community about this important and deadly disease. During a stroke, the average person can lose around two-million brain cells per minute. In 2021, Erlanger treated 1663 strokes, 189 intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) and 61 subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. The … Continue reading Erlanger observes National Stroke Awareness month

Erlanger Celebrates 200th Procedure for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Afib

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System recently celebrated the completion of its 200th left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) procedure. LACC devices aid patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) by closing the left atrial appendage and decreasing the risk of stroke- when this procedure is successful, patients no longer need to take blood thinners for the rest … Continue reading Erlanger Celebrates 200th Procedure for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Afib

Erlanger recognized as Gold Plus by American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for Stroke program

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Baroness Hospital was recently recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” program as a Gold Plus organization for the fifth year in a row. This year the organization was also recognized with “Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes … Continue reading Erlanger recognized as Gold Plus by American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for Stroke program

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital launches telestroke services

EWCH patients now have access to telestroke services in the emergency department. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) recently partnered with TeleSpecialists to launch a telestroke program that provides patients with 24/7 emergency access to neurologists who have extensive experience treating strokes. When a patient with stroke symptoms is transported to the EWCH … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital launches telestroke services

Erlanger specialists investigate use of stem cells to improve patient recovery after stroke

A new clinical research study at Erlanger Neuroscience Institute is helping neurology specialists determine if stem cells can improve recovery in patients with chronic disability as a result of an ischemic stroke. According to Erlanger specialists, post-stroke disability is a major public health issue, with nearly one-half of all stroke survivors left with permanent disabilities … Continue reading Erlanger specialists investigate use of stem cells to improve patient recovery after stroke

Erlanger stroke program gains international recognition in Wall Street Journal

Breakthrough innovations in stroke treatment at the Chattanooga-based Erlanger Health System received international recognition in Tuesday’s issue of the Wall Street Journal.  The business-focused newspaper published two articles May 14 showcasing the latest technologies in treating stroke which were developed at Erlanger.  The lead article, titled “New Technology Promises to Speed Clinical Treatment for Stroke,” … Continue reading Erlanger stroke program gains international recognition in Wall Street Journal