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Stroke Prevention Clinic

The Stroke Prevention clinic provides rapid access to experts, diagnostic tests, and treatments for minor, non-disabling strokes and Transient Ischemic Attacks (also called “warning strokes”).

Care we provide

  • Rapid access to diagnostic tests and treatments
  • Risk factor modification
  • Education about stroke and TIAs
  • Provide access to research opportunities

Patient information

You will be seen in an outpatient clinic setting. You do not stay overnight. Appointments can take up to one and a half hours.

Please bring a current list of your medications each time you visit the clinic.

You are welcome to bring a family member or support person to your appointment if you wish.

Team members

Some of the team members you may see at the Stroke Prevention Clinic include:

  • Doctor: Neurologist who has a special focus in stroke and causes of stroke
  • Doctors in training (Residents and Clinical Fellows) also see patients in the Stroke Prevention clinic to help them learn to manage and care for TIA/ Minor stroke patients.
  • Nurses: Nurses in the clinic will see you at each appointment. They will help to assess you and provide information about stroke and TIAs.
  • Clerks/ Secretaries: Help manage and run the clinics. You will speak to a clerk when you call the clinic. They may ask for more information or may call you with an appointment or instructions about tests.

Eligibility and referrals

A physician referral is required for the Stroke Prevention Clinic. Referrals are generally made from an Emergency Department or after discharge from hospital. Family doctors and specialists can also refer to the clinic. It is important to be seen as soon as possible.