2020 Stroke Outcomes
2020 Stroke Performance outcomes for Baptist health Louisville
Total Number of Stroke patients treated at Baptist Health Louisville: 675
- Ischemic Stroke - 583
- Hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke- 92
For patients arriving to Baptist health Louisville with stroke symptoms the average time from arrival to completion of a cat scan of the head is 18.5 minutes. The national goal is 20 minutes
24-hour stroke and death rate following diagnostic cerebral angiogram – 0%
Cerebral angiography is a diagnostic test that uses X-ray to evaluate the blood vessels in the head or neck to assess for blockages or abnormalities. This minimally invasive procedure helps to diagnose and determine the best treatment for certain patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular disease.
About this Measure
This measure tracks the percentage of patients who had a stroke or died within 24 hours after a diagnostic cerebral angiogram. In this case, a lower number is better.
Successful reperfusion following mechanical thrombectomy
Baptist Health Louisville
TICI 2b and TICI 3 are considered successful for restoring blood flow to the brain.
About this measure
A grading system is used to measure how well blood flow is restored following a mechanical thrombectomy to remove a clot from a blood vessel in the brain. This is called a Thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) score. Scoring is defined below:
Grade 3- Complete restoration of blood flow in the brain
Grade 2b- Complete restoration of blood flow, but slower than normal
Grade 2a- Partial restoration of blood flow to the brain
Grade 1- Minimal restoration of blood flow to the brain
Grade 0 –No restoration of blood flow to the brain