RUSH Stroke Prevention Clinic

Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building

New location:

As of February, many appointments have transitioned to the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building, 1520 W. Harrison St. Check your appointment reminder before you arrive. Learn more.

Hours & Address

Map of location

1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building - 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

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Mon: Closed
Tue: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thu – Sun: Closed

Phone Numbers

Appointment (888) 352-7874

If you’re having symptoms of stroke, call 911 for immediate care.

About the Rush Stroke Prevention Clinic

If you’ve had a stroke or your primary care doctor has told you that you’re at risk of having one, the Rush Stroke Prevention Clinic can help.

We work with you to prevent future strokes by addressing the whole range of conditions that put you at risk. If you’ve already had a stroke, we investigate what caused it and develop a prevention plan to reduce the risk of another.

Is this clinic right for me?

This outpatient clinic can help you if any of the following apply:

  • You have a strong family history of stroke.
  • You have conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation or high blood pressure.
  • You have had one or more episodes of stroke-like symptoms but were not hospitalized.
  • You’ve had a stroke and are looking for ways to control your risk factors and prevent another stroke.

Why Rush?

  • A customized plan: During your visit, we’ll do a neurological assessment, go over your medical history and family history, review past stroke-related diagnostic tests and order any new tests you need. We use this information to tailor a prevention plan unique to your needs. We’ll work with you and your family on lifestyle changes that can help you manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and other factors that increase your risk of stroke. We’ll connect you with other subspecialists such as cardiologists or electrophysiologists, if needed. And we coordinate your plan with your primary care provider.
  • National leaders in neurology, neurosurgery and stroke care: RUSH University Medical Center’s neurology and neurosurgery program is ranked the best in Illinois and No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized all three Rush hospitals with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. And Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have received the Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award.
  • Research that advances the field: Rush is an academic medical center, which allows our patients to access the very latest therapies that target a variety of conditions. Our experts participate in national and global clinical trials to develop and refine new treatments and devices that improve care.

Our Team of Providers

  • Arooshi Kumar, MD
    Rush Employed Provider

    Arooshi Kumar, MD



    • Chicago, IL
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  • Deborah Lynch, CNS
    Rush Employed Provider

    Deborah Lynch, CNS

    Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Health


    • Chicago, IL
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  • Conditions and Treatments

    Conditions Treated
    • Atrial fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a fast and irregular heart rhythm that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure.
    • Diabetes: Diabetes occurs when you lack the hormone insulin, or when your insulin isn’t working properly to move blood sugar (blood glucose) to your body's cells. High blood sugar can cause plaque deposits or blood clots that block blood vessels.
    • Genetic predisposition to blood clots: Blood clots that form in blood vessels can cause thrombosis, or obstructed blood flow. If a clot breaks loose, it can travel through your blood vessels and block blood flow to the brain.
    • High cholesterol (dyslipidemia): Cholesterol or other fatty substances in your blood can build up on blood vessel walls, where they can slow down or block blood flow.
    • Hypertension: Hypertension, or high blood pressure, happens when the force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is too strong. It can damage your heart and blood vessels.
    • Obstructive sleep apnea: Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing frequently while you're asleep. This makes your blood oxygen level drop, which can contribute to high blood pressure and AFib.
    • Silent strokes/infarcts: A silent stroke is a stroke that doesn’t cause symptoms, but can cause damage to brain tissue.
    Treatment Options

    Lifestyle changes and medications can help reduce your risk of stroke by controlling your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. We’ll educate and support you on the following ways to manage your stroke risk:

    Clinical Trials

    As part of a leading academic health system, the Rush Stroke Prevention Clinic offers you access to advanced diagnostics and therapies through a variety of clinical trials. Learn more about clinical trials at Rush.