Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center IV Alteplase average times

Augusta University Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center surpasses the National Average three years in a row.

Cutting Edge Treatment

With cutting-edge stroke treatment and comprehensive care at Augusta University Health Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, our stroke experts deliver skilled and responsive stroke care for improved outcomes. Stroke is often caused by atherosclerosis, a progressive disease of the arteries resulting in plaque deposits. These plaque deposits can cause a narrowing or stenosis in the carotid arteries, increasing the risk for stroke. Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with severe stenosis of the internal carotid artery, and history of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, or other significant risk factors.


Carotid Endarterectomy

Symptomatic carotid stenosis refers to patient with a recent alteplase or stroke prior the endarterectomy.

Asymptomatic carotid stenosis refers to patient without a recent TIA or stroke prior to endarterectomy.

Year Asymptomatic Symptomatic
2015 0/8 0% 0/3 0%
2016 0/6 0% 1/5 20%
2017 0/12 0% 1/13 7.7%
2018 0/6 0% 1/15 6.70%

Clipping and Coiling Mortality Rate

The most common treatments for brain aneurysms are clipping and coiling. Clipping involves the surgical placement of small metal clip around the "neck" of the aneurysm to prevent bleeding. Coiling involves the filling of an aneurysm sac with material to prevent blood from entering the aneurysm. Aneurysm coiling is done by guiding a catheter from an artery in the leg to the site of the aneurysm.

Year   Mortality Total Cases
2015 Coilings 2 50 4%
Clippings 0 9 0%
2016 Coilings 1 81 1.23%
Clippings 0 19 0%
2017 Coilings 4 76 5%
Clippings 0 8 0%
2018 Coilings 3 66 5%
Clippings 0 13 0%

Diagnostic Angiography 24 hour post procedure stroke or death rate

Diagnostic angiography is a procedure physicians use to investigate abnormalities in blood vessels. Conditions including carotid stenosis, aneurysms, AVMs (arteriovenous malformations) and others are commonly characterized using diagnostic angiography.

stroke or death rate 24 hours post-procedure
2015 1/277 0.36%
2016 5/355 1.40%
2017 3/342 0.88%
2018 0/217 0%