When you have a stroke, every minute counts. As the first medical center in Los Angeles County to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Cedars-Sinai is in the top tier of the region’s stroke-intervention facilities. The stroke specialists at Cedars-Sinai work in rapid-response teams from a variety of medical disciplines to diagnose and treat strokes, using the most advanced imaging technology and treatments to achieve the best possible outcome.

A stroke is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 right away if you think you or a loved one might be experiencing a stroke.

Conditions We Treat

Learn more about Cedars-Sinai's care program for stroke and related conditions.

  • Cerebral microemboli
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

What Sets Cedars-Sinai's Stroke Program Apart?

Year after year, the program has earned the highest possible honors from The Joint Commission and AHA/ASA, including Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll awards, recognizing the program’s consistent meeting and exceeding of national quality-of-care standards.

A Patient's Guide to Stroke

Getting Started

Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked or disrupted, preventing it from working properly. Learn how to identify the 3 different types of stroke.

Cedars-Sinai stroke expert, Shlee Song, MD.
Signs & Symptoms

Stroke symptoms may come on suddenly and can vary. Learn more about the warning signs from Cedars-Sinai's Shlee Song, MD, in this video.

Recovery & Beyond

If you or someone you care about has experienced a stroke, regaining independence is possible with available support, guidance and tools.

Clinical Trials & Research

Leading-edge care begins with research. Find out about the latest clinical trials being conducted at Cedars-Sinai to advance medical knowledge and discover potential new treatments to improve outcomes for neurological conditions.

Medical Professionals & Postgraduates

The Neurology and Neurosurgery departments offer a number of programs for graduate studies, continuing medical education and other professional opportunities.

Patient Stories

Gabriel Goldberg, 44, compares having a stroke to being eaten by a shark. He knew what was happening, but couldn't stop it or guess what part of his body would be attacked next. He says his Cedars-Sinai care team didn't just save his life. "They also saved my quality of life."

Have Questions or Need a Second Opinion?

Call us or send a message to the Stroke team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

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