Where can I go for help and more information about stroke?

Where can I go for help and more information about stroke?

Stroke patients and their families in South Carolina have access to in-state Stroke Centers (treatment facilities), regional and national organizations, support groups and Internet sites.

Stroke Centers in South Carolina

Aiken Regional Medical Center
202 University Parkway
P.O. Box 1117
Aiken, SC 29801
Local Number
Phone: 803-642-0800
Toll-free Number
Phone: 1-800-882-7445
Roper Hospital
1316 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-724-2800
Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care Stroke Center
101 E. Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Stroke Coordinator Number
Phone: 864-560-6474
Referrals Number
Phone: 864-560-3246
Brain Attack Team (Department of Neurology: Medical University of South Carolina)
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
For adults
Phone: 843-792-3221
For children
Phone: 843-792-3307
Palmetto Health Heart Hospital
This site has lots of good information about heart disease and advice for staying healthy. Heart and stroke services are found on the welcome page. Select from the tabs across the top of the page to read Articles about heart health and clinical care, to find Recipes for healthy eating, and answers to Heart Disease FAQs.
6 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-7808

Major Internet Stroke Sites

American Heart Association
This private, not-for-profit organization's site offers information on everything from symptoms to heart healthy recipes, and is easy to browse. Be sure to go to its Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia, a huge collection of facts and resources on heart disease. The Healthy Lifestyle section gives you healthy recipes, tips for living, personal stories, chat forums, discussion groups, a risk assessment, and a question-and-answer section. There is a special section for women and another section on children and heart disease.
Cardiovascular Health
(South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC))
This site offers tips on heart disease prevention, including nutrition and exercise advice. There is also a section on African Americans and heart disease.
About Heart Disease and Stroke
(American Heart Association)
It has basic information about stroke and heart disease, and stresses the special risks women face.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is a research institute of the National Institutes of Health. The stated mission of NINDS is "to reduce the burden of neurological disease" by supporting research and educating the public about causes and prevention. Much of the information is for researchers, but the general public can find clear explanations of the various neurological disorders and conditions including stroke,as well as the latest research news, and other resources.
Stroke Information for Patients & Family Members
(Internet Stroke Center)
The Internet Stroke Center covers all the basics about stroke, including lists of caregiver resources, treatment facilities, and the latest news about stroke, support groups and organizations. Audio clips are available and sites in Spanish are provided.
Texas Heart Institute
The Texas Heart Institute, a nonprofit organization, provides information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Descriptions of how the heart works are clear and accompanied by good illustrations. Explanations of how doctors test for heart disease are easily understood. Select Heart Information on the top bar or click on Select a Heart-Health Topic to find a list of subjects.

Professional and Support Organizations

American Stroke Association
This division of the American Heart Association focuses on education, research, fundraising, and advocacy to reduce disability and death from stroke. Their Web site has information about all aspects of stroke. For specific information about support, select Stroke Care from the list at left, then select Recovery & Support. Or you can call 1-888-4-STROKE and ask for the Stroke Family Support Network.
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596
Phone: 888-4STROKE
Fax: 214-706-5231
E-Mail: strokeconnection@heart.org
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
295 Cambridge Street
Old Forge Realty Bldg.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-723-38
Fax: 617-723-8672
National Stroke Association
This national non-profit organization provides information for stroke patients, caregivers, and health professionals. This is a good site for learning more about stroke. Find support groups by selecting Survivor & Caregiver Resources from the list at the left.
9707 East Easter Lane
Englewood, CO 80112-3747
Phone: 303-649-9299
Fax: 303-649-1328
E-Mail: info@stroke.org
Toll free
Phone: 800-STROKES
LowCountry Stroke Association, Inc. (Monica Dutton, Board Member, Roper Hospital, 5-West)
316 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-724-2227
Fax: 843-720-8459
E-Mail: Monnica.Dutton@carealliance.com
Stroke Clubs International
805 12th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 409-762-1022
E-Mail: strokeclub@aol.com
National Aphasia Association
29 John Street
Suite 1103
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-267-28
Fax: 212-267-2812
E-Mail: naa@aphasia.org
Toll free
Phone: 800-922-4NAA
Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Assoc. (CHASA)
4101 West Green Oaks Blvd.
PMB #149
Arlington, TX 76016
Phone: 817-492-4325
E-Mail: info@chasa.org
Power to End Stroke
(The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association)
Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign with the mission of reducing stroke and risk of stroke by 25% by 2010. It embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans. It unites people to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within their communities, especially the African American population, where the risk of stroke is twice that of whites.

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Written by: Janice C. May, M.P.A.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey G. Schultze, M.D.
Last Modified: Wednesday February 25, 2015 2:18 PM