Stroke Quality and Safety

Carotid Procedures

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid stent (CAS) are proceudres to remove a blockage in the blood vessels leading to your brain. 


Mortality rate

Mortality rate is the statistical measure of the number of people who die.

During 2018 calendar year 2018:

  • The mortality and stroke rate (strokes within 30 days of procedure) for asymptomatic carotid procedures at UI Hospitals & Clinics was 0 percent.

IV Alteplase Treatment

IV alteplase is a medication used to treat eligible ischemic stroke patients.