Specialized stroke care in Grapevine

Our team gives you access to a full range of medical and surgical services to get the stroke care you need when and where you need it.

As a Primary Stroke Center performing mechanical thrombectomies, we have the staff, resources and specialized care needed to help quickly diagnose and treat stroke in our community.

Risk factors

Knowing your risk factors helps you take steps to reduce your chances of having a stroke. While you can't change factors like your age or family history, you can take control by managing chronic conditions and making healthy lifestyle choices.

If you have the following risk factors, talk with your doctor about ways to lower your risk:

  • Female
  • Over the age of 65
  • African American
  • Family or personal history of stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Lack of activity
  • Unhealthy diet

Stroke treatments

From prevention to emergency care to recovery, we offer many services and treatments to care for stroke. When a stroke happens, immediate care from a center equipped to treat the condition is crucial to restore blood flow and protect brain health. Always call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a stroke.

Treatment options during and after stroke include:

  • Medications
  • Thrombolytic (clot-busting) therapy
  • Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

Mechanical thrombectomy

For patients who meet specific criteria, our center offers mechanical thrombectomy as an option to care for stroke quickly.

This minimally invasive, image-guided procedure uses a small incision to remove or repair the cause of the stroke from inside the blood vessel.

Support after stroke

When you or your loved one has a stroke, we’re here with the resources you need as you navigate recovery. Our stroke support group lets you connect with others experiencing a similar journey and get additional guidance every step of the way.

Grapevine stroke support group

Third Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Virtual (Zoom)

How to register
Email RaBressler@BSWRehab.com and DesLogan@BSWRehab.com to register

Stroke program achievements

Data, achievements and benchmarks are most important to us because they help our team find ways to care for you better. As a Primary Stroke Center performing Mechanical Thrombectomies, we’re committed to providing innovative care while following nationally recognized processes that have been shown to improve the care and recovery of stroke patients.

Some of our 2022 highlights include:

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Designation, which recognized demonstrated compliance with seven established measures
  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite (American Heart Association/American Stroke Association) recipient for quickly delivering clot-busting medication. To receive this award, clot-busting medicines must be delivered within 60 minutes to at least 85% of acute ischemic stroke patients.
  • Median time for clot-busting medication was 39 minutes, with 96% of patients receiving this medication within 60 minutes of Emergency Department arrival
  • 86% of patients received the clot-busting medicines within 45 minutes of Emergency Department arrival. Notably, the national average for this benchmark is 60% of patients.
  • 41 patients treated with clot-busting (thrombolytic) medication
  • 20 patients treated with mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy since May 2022
  • 90-day good outcome after stroke treatment (July 2022 through December 2022)
    • 67% for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine
    • 49% for Texas
    • 46% for the USA


The stroke program at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine benchmarks itself against others nationwide to help provide you with quality care.

Stroke: Diagnostic testing, treatment and discharge home
Description Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine (2022) Participating Hospitals: AHA National Get with The Guidelines (2022)
Stroke patients diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation/flutter) who were prescribed anticoagulation (blood thinning) medications at discharge 100% 97.8%
Stroke patients that received, by the end of day two, an antithrombotic therapy medication while hospitalized 95.3% 97.1%
Stroke patients that went home with a prescription for an antithrombotic (e.g., aspirin) at discharge 99.6% 99.5%
Stroke patients that went home with a prescription for statin medication 98.1% 98.8%
Stroke: Thrombectomy treatment
Description Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine (2022) Participating Hospitals: AHA National Get with The Guidelines (2022)
Minutes from patient’s arrival to the start of the procedure (groin puncture) for those undergoing emergency mechanical thrombectomy Median time 77 Minutes 89 Minutes
Patients who obtained TICI 2b/3 recanalization post-endovascular therapy. (A grade of TICI 2B or higher reflects successful cerebral reperfusion and is associated with positive outcomes for patients undergoing IA therapies) 77% 86%

Patients with a clot in an area where an interventional radiologist removed it using minimally invasive technology in an endoscopy environment.