Comprehensive Stroke Center

Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, someone in the US suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, making stroke a leading cause of adult disability, as well as the third-leading cause of death nationwide.

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The New Standard in Stroke Services

We deliver local, 24/7 Telestroke Rapid Response. This grants the community greater, more convenient access to quality stroke and neurological care than ever before. The multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals at Temecula Valley Hospital works to evaluate and treat all stroke patients whenever emergencies occur. The team consists of:

  • Emergency physicians
  • Emergency nurses
  • Neurointerventional radiologists
  • Neurologists and teleneurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Radiologic technologists

Physicians at the hospital perform advanced procedures, including thrombectomy. A thrombectomy is a minimally invasive procedure designed to rapidly break up blood clots, restore blood flow and prevent tissue and organ damage in some stroke patients. During the procedure, medication or a special medical device is guided to the clot through a catheter to dissolve the blockage.

Applied Artificial Intelligence

Our stroke care team uses software from to enable quick detection and notification of suspected large vessel occlusions (LVO) in the brain. Through the use of artificial intelligence, our stroke specialists can better synchronize timely care and determine the optimal patient treatment plan. Stroke specialists with access to this new technology can potentially save critical minutes, even hours, in the triage, diagnosis and treatment of strokes.

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Podcast: Stroke Signs and Symptoms

In this segment, Barbara Buesch, the Stroke Program Coordinator at Temecula Valley Hospital, shares the common signs and symptoms of stroke, and how to use the FAST acronym to determine if you or a loved one has had a stroke.

Patient Testimonial: Andrew Arriola, DDS

When Andrew Arriola, DDS, suffered a stroke, doctors discovered a surprising underlying cause. He shares his story in this powerful patient testimonial.

Awards and Certifications

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Temecula Valley Hospital has received certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of expertise for the treatment of serious stroke events.

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Temecula Valley Hospital has also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Temecula Valley Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Receiving Center for all of Riverside County and a designated Stroke Receiving Center for San Diego County.