Stroke Prevention clinic
STROKE PREVENTION CLINIC
The West GTA Regional Stroke Prevention Clinic is one of 24 Stroke Prevention Clinics in Ontario. The Regional Stroke Prevention Clinics are supported by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Regional Stroke Centres. The West GTA Stroke Network encompasses: Mississauga, Oakville, West Etobicoke, Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Brampton, Caledon, and Orangeville. This clinic has been in operation since 2001. We see over 2500 patients per year.
What we Do
The Stroke Prevention Clinic provides rapid access to specialized assessment, including diagnostic tests and risk-factor management, for those suspected of experiencing a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or non-disabling stroke.
Referral from a physician is required for the clinic and is given by the family doctor or the doctor the patient saw at the emergency department who suspects that a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or a minor stroke occurred.
During the visit, the patient will be assessed by a nurse and a stroke neurologist and asked questions regarding:
- How they have been feeling and any symptoms that they have felt recently
- Their medical history
- What medications they are on
- Their lifestyle habits
Patients may be ordered some tests in order to better understand their symptoms.
Patients will be provided with information regarding their visit. A summary of the visit and all test results will be provided to their family doctor.
Referral from a physician is required for the clinic and is given by the family doctor or the doctor seen at the emergency department who suspects that a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or a minor stroke occurred.