Stroke Research Studies

Stroke Research Studies

The Swedish Stroke Program participates in clinical research studies in order to make the most leading-edge therapies available to our patients.

Learn more about Swedish stroke research studies.

Swedish is participating in a new research study to test a new medication for patients in the critical first few hours after having a stroke. This study is testing the effectiveness of desmoteplase – a substance found in vampire bats. Read more on page A4 of Physicians Practice.


How Bats Are Helping Treat Stroke Patients

Our stroke team



For stroke survivors

Visit Stroke Smart or Stroke Connection for information on recovery, resources and support.


Signs of a stroke

F – Face:
Ask the patient to smile. Does one side droop?
A – Arms:
Does one arm fall down when the patient holds both arms up?
S – Speech:
Is the patient’s speech slurred or garbled?
T – Time:
If you suspect stroke, time is critical. Call 911 immediately.


Classes and Events


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One Patient's Story
Judith knew she needed help. The Swedish Stroke Team was there for her.
Read Judith's story.



How you can help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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