Stroke Services

Advanced stroke program

When you or a loved one needs advanced stroke care, the team of specialists at Los Alamitos Medical Center has a comprehensive system to provide rapid diagnosis and treatment. Part of the care involves a new interventional suite that is packed with sophisticated innovations such as 3-D imaging that expands the team’s ability to help you. 

Los Alamitos participates in the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Stroke Initiative. The goal is to improve the quality of care for stroke patients by improving treatments of strokes as well as preventing future strokes. 

Preventive measures include: 

  • Aggressive use of statins and anti-platelets
  • Treatment of atrial fibrillation and atherosclerosis
  • Management of weight, exercise, diabetes and cholesterol
  • Smoking cessation 

The neurologists and stroke team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to diagnose and treat strokes and the hospital’s new bi-plane lab gives you access to new and improved interventional capabilities that only a handful of hospitals across Southern California have. 

Bi-plane lab 

With the Philips Bi-Plane AlluraClarity FD20/20 system, the neurointerventional capabilities exist to get strokes treated with state-of-the-art technology. The bi-plane lab equips your team of specialists with precision image guidance and advanced 3-D imaging to give you the high-quality, sophisticated care you need. 

Neurointerventional capabilities include: 

  • Carotid/cerebral angiography with intervention
  • Carotid/cerebral thrombectomy (pharmacological and mechanical)
  • Carotid stenting
  • Occlusion/embolism CNS catheterization 

Los Alamitos is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. 

Symptoms of a stroke 

If you have any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical care:

  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination, especially when combined with another symptom 

If you have any questions or want to learn more about our stroke program, please call us at (855) 840-3668.

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