Stroke Care

Minutes matter when it comes to stroke care. Sebastian River Medical Center provides trained medical teams and treatments that quickly diagnose and promptly begin treatment, increasing the chances of recovery.

Stroke Care

13695 US Highway 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

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We are your Primary Stroke Center. This means we are certified by The Joint Commission to provide a higher level of stroke care, which includes around-the-clock access to a specially trained stroke team and advanced imaging technology integrated throughout our ER. Our stroke team is able to diagnose and treat strokes of all types for patients of all ages.


When a patient comes to the hospital with stroke symptoms, it’s crucial to make a proper diagnosis quickly in order to begin treatment. Immediate treatment can help avoid or minimize the effects of stroke. Sebastian River Medical Center’s experienced stroke team has the expertise and technology to deliver life-saving care. At Sebastian River  Medical Center, you can count on:

  • Speed. Treatments given during the first three hours after a stroke can greatly reduce or even reverse the effects of stroke, so our stroke care professionals are ready to jump into action immediately.
  • Expertise. Sebastian River  Medical Center’s doctors, nurses, emergency professionals, and other specialists meet high educational standards and are specially trained to identify stroke symptoms and administer the latest treatments.
  • Technology. Sebastian River  Medical Center’s stroke care experts utilize the most advanced testing and imaging technology available, allowing them to identify the type of stroke within minutes so they are able to begin treatment. Our 64-slice CT scanner provides the necessary speed and resolution required for rapid imaging of blood vessels in the brain, so doctors can begin treatment as quickly as possible.


Our highly trained stroke care experts are well equipped to deliver life-saving care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and can perform the latest, minimally invasive treatment options, including:

  • Angioplasty and stent placement used to open blocked arteries and veins
  • Deliver embolizing agents (clotting medications) by catheter to stop blood flow resulting from hemorrhagic strokes
  • Thrombolytic therapy, which is also delivered by catheter, uses clot-dissolving medicine to treat ischemic strokes
  • Minimally invasive surgery can be used to remove a clot, or repair arteries and veins


Our rehabilitation care is designed to help individuals regain their independence, and includes specialized services for stroke recovery. Sebastian River Medical Center’s multidisciplinary rehabilitation team provides caring, personalized assistance to help patients meet their goals. Learn more about Sebastian River Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services


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