Quezon Avenue Cor. Scout Magbanua St.
  Quezon City, Philippines, 1103
  (02) 372-3825 - 44
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Stroke Unit


CMC Acute Stroke Unit offers the latest, most advanced treatment in a highly specialized environment. Our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to stroke care ensures that patients receive the right intervention at the right time, and all care is delivered by experienced experts in a compassionate and personalized setting.

The unit provides better care to stroke patients manned by a specially trained stroke response team who work closely with our emergency service providers. Together, they quickly and appropriately identify and treat strokes. The designated team immediately assesses the patient's:

  •       Symptoms
  •       Time of onset of the symptoms
  •       Possible contributing risk factors

If the time of onset is less than four and one-half hours, the patient might be eligible for a clot-buster drug called tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). This drug will dissolve the existing clot and restore blood flow to the affected area of the brain. The patient must meet certain criteria to receive this drug, including:

  •       No history of trauma or surgery within the last three months
  •       PT/INR blood levels (coagulation studies) must be within defined parameters to reduce the risk of bleeding

  •       The benefits must outweigh the risks
  •       No history of brain tumor, aneurysms or recent stroke
  •       Blood sugar level between 60 and 400mg/dl
  •       Age greater than 18
  •       Patient and family consent

The CMC Acute Stroke Unit, also provides outstanding care for patients during and after a stroke. Our diagnostic tests help us determine the exact cause of the stroke. If we know what kind of stroke a patient has experienced, we can help prevent another stroke. We also provide education to patients and families regarding:

  •      Risk factors
  •      Lifestyle changes
  •      Signs and symptoms of a stroke
  •      When to get to the hospitalstroke1

Stroke Symptoms

Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, causing brain tissue damage and loss. Stroke symptoms usually happen suddenly and can include:

  •     Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg-especially on one side of the body
  •     Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  •     Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  •     Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  •      Severe headache with no known cause



Department of Medicine

IMCU-MICU Complex,

6th Floor, CMC V Bldg.

(632) 372 38 25 - 44