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Advanced Treatment Options for Stroke

Fast evaluation and prompt treatment for stroke are vital to survival and recovery. CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute offers advanced clinical treatment and the right technology to provide the highest level of care for stroke and other vessel related diseases. There are many different types of stroke. It is imperative to identify the exact cause of the stroke so that proper treatment can be administered. Here at CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute we have the expertise to properly diagnose the cause of stroke to assure the most appropriate treatment is delivered. And, we have access to off the latest clot dissolving medications , and interventional techniques to remove clots from the brain if needed.

CHI Memorial is a Joint Commission Certified Center Stroke Center, which ensures excellence in the care of stroke patients, helps create a cohesive clinical team, and establishes a consistent approach to care, a key element in reducing errors and improving patient outcomes. Given our expertise on both the medical and surgical treatment of stroke combined with a wide array of clinical trial opportunities for our patients, no other hospital in the world is able to deliver a higher level of stroke care. 

For more information about stroke care at CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute, call (423) 206-4140.



Our neuro telemedicine services cover all neurological emergencies – including acute stroke. Using, an advanced stroke imaging and assessment tool, in our emergency departments and inpatient hospital settings, clinicians can make faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions for stroke and aneurysm patients. By identifying a clear path for the best treatment, reducing evaluation time and the time it takes to administer clot-busting drugs or interventional treatment, CHI Memorial is drastically improving the treatment of people who seek stroke care at our hospitals. 


Clot-busting medication

Tenecteplase (TNK, TNKase) is used to “bust” blood clots that cause a stroke. When it comes to stroke and the effectiveness of a clot-busting medication, there’s a narrow window of opportunity that can potentially lessen the condition’s life changing side effects. That’s why it’s critical to seek emergency help at the first signs of stroke. 

Dr. Jussie Lima, neuro-interventional and vascular neurologist, performing a thrombectomy.


Thrombectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that’s used to remove a blood clot from inside an artery or vein. During the procedure, the physician inserts a catheter into the blood vessel to remove the blockage and restore proper blood flow. 

Endovascular revascularization and stenting

This evolving treatment option is used to disrupt or remove a blood clot in combination with medications that also break them apart. Stents are then used to hold open the artery at the site of a previous blockage. 

The fields of neurosurgery and neuro-interventional radiology continue to evolve quickly. More vascular diseases throughout the body – particularly in the brain – can be treated through catheters inserted in the wrist or into the femoral artery. In some diseases, the endovascular procedure is an alternative to the open neurological surgery.


Cerebral artery bypass surgery

Cerebral artery bypass surgery is used to restore blood flow by connecting a blood vessel from outside the brain to a vessel inside the brain – rerouting blood flow around a blocked or damaged artery. 


2023 quality data and outcomes

  • Stroke Alerts: 1,291
    • Emergency department: 1,137
    • Inpatient: 154
  •  Stroke Consults: 776
  •  Fastest Door to Needle TNK: 8 minutes
  •  Endovascular Procedures: 223

Survivor support group

CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute hosts a monthly support group meeting for stroke survivors and their caregivers on the first Tuesday of each month from 4 - 5 p.m. Meetings are held in the CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute's Neurosurgery Clinic Conference Room, 725 Glenwood Drive, Suite E884, Chattanooga, TN 37404. We also offer an option to join via Zoom. 

For more information and to register, please call CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute's Stroke Clinic at (423) 206-4140, option 3, then option 1.