When you arrive at the Stroke Clinic, you’ll have a thorough medical assessment by the Resident Medical Officer and the Consultant-in-charge, where any medical issues will be addressed and treated.
First and foremost, we’ll want to uncover the root cause of the stroke and prevent it from ever happening again, so you’ll have access to an extensive range of tests and scans, including:
CT or MRI of your brain and blood vessels
Ultrasound of your neck arteries
Heart rhythm monitor
Blood pressure monitor
Overnight sleep study (to diagnose sleep apnea)
Respiratory function test
You’ll also have a daily medical assessment with your Consultant, and any emergency will be urgently assessed and treated by the Resident Medical Office who is on call 24/7. If needed, we have a High Dependency Unit, where we can treat unstable medical conditions, and Consultants from other specialties are available to provide urgent advice.
As strokes can affect such a large variety of functions, our Stroke Team can bring a Consultant from any discipline into your care package if needed, including Ophthalmologists (eye), Urologists (kidneys and urinary function) and Cardiologists (heart) to name just a few.
After you’ve been discharged, we’ll arrange follow-up medical reviews with you where we can check-in and see how you’re progressing.
If you’d like more information, or want to book an appointment, call the Stroke Clinic team on 020 7806 4075 or email [email protected].
We’d be more than happy to give you a tour of our facilities before you make any decisions.