Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Kentucky. Also called "brain attack," stroke is a medical emergency as serious as a heart attack.
Our stroke specialists are available 24 hours a day to treat stroke immediately, using the latest technology and clot-busting drugs to treat strokes before they cause brain damage.
Find out by downloading our stroke risk card (PDF, 74 KB) and checking off all the risk factors that apply to you. Learn more about stroke and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk for stroke by reading our stroke education sheet.
The UK Stroke Program screens hundreds of individuals each year. If you are planning a community event and would like to offer a stroke risk screening, please complete the request form and e-mail it to Lisa Bellamy.Stroke screening request form (PDF, 51 KB)
Stroke patients at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute have access not only to the region’s top doctors, but also to the most advanced medical technology. KNI was the first health care center in the region to offer the Merci® Retrieval System, a leading-edge tool for removing potentially lethal blood clots in the brain.
Learn more about the Merci® Retrieval System
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Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of stroke.
Stroke Gold Plus AwardThe American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
UK Stroke Center ClinicKentucky ClinicFirst floor, Wing C (across from Starbucks)740 South LimestoneLexington, KY 40536-0284
Phone:Call 859-257-1000 or toll free toll free 1-800-333-8874 to make an appointment with a general physician at Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.
Stroke center certificationOur stroke center was the first in the region to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center. That certification, issued by The Joint Commission (TJC), is a recognition of the hospital’s specially-trained physicians and staff, as well as the results of its Comprehensive Stroke Center.