The role of a Stroke Prevention Clinic (SPC) is to ensure that individuals who are at high risk for stroke receive evidence-based care founded on best practices. Stroke Prevention Clinics provide an integrated, comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to stroke prevention. Their main objectives are to reduce delays and inefficiencies in risk factor management of high-risk patients and to facilitate timely access to interventions.
Prevention teams can include stroke neurologists, physicians with stroke expertise, stroke prevention nurse experts, and administrative assistants. Investigations and laboratory procedures are available. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions are provided to high-risk individuals and persons with stroke.
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***Disclaimer: Any patient who has experienced symptoms of a stroke or TIA within the
last 48 hours should be directed to the nearest emergency department for brain imaging.***
Want to refer a patient?
Queensway Carleton Hospital SPC– only accepts patients referred from their own emergency department
***Referrals are accepted from medical doctors and nurse practitioners only.
Criteria for patient referral:
- Patients who have experienced symptoms of a stroke or TIA and have not been assessed by a neurologist for this event
- Patients who have concerning risk factors
- Quebec patients are accepted if the referral is sent by an emergency department physician or a specialist
Timely initiation of secondary prevention interventions has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of a major stroke. Learn more about Stroke Prevention for Primary Care Physicians.