Stroke & Hyperbarics

According to the Center for Disease Control 1 in 6 deaths from cardiovascular disease was due to stroke in 2020. About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year with approximately 610,000 being first or new strokes. It is a leading cause of serious long-term adult disability and reduces the mobility of more than half of stroke survivors aged 65 and older.

Hyperbaric therapy has been shown to help prevent and treat stroke through several different mechanisms. It can be used to precondition the brain by stimulating angiogenesis, producing more circulatory pathways throughout the brain, and potentially decreasing the chance of stroke. Also, Hyperbarics has been shown to benefit post-stroke patients, as compromised blood flow to the affected brain tissue (penumbra) and its functionality are recoverable by introducing increased levels of oxygen and healing. The benefits have been studied and shown to be effective even years after the initial stroke event.

Stroke Prevention

  • Ameliorates Atherosclerosis
  • Decreases Oxidative Stress in the Brain
  • Preconditions the Brain to Enable Neuroprotective Properties
  • Stimulates Angiogenesis

Stroke Recovery

  • Accelerates Gross/Fine Motor Skills
  • Alleviates Spasticity
  • Clinical Improvement in Language Fluency
  • Enhances Stem Cell Proliferation & Mobilization
  • Escalates Neuroplasticity
  • Faster Overall Recovery
  • Improved Aphasia
  • Improvement in Ataxia & Dysphagia
  • Improves Mood
  • Improves Vision
  • Increases Penumbra Tissue Recovery
  • Promotes Neurogenesis
  • Reduces Paralysis
  • Stimulates Angiogenesis for Faster Reclamation


Brain Tissue Growth on HBOT Read More

Functional MRI (fMRI) Evaluation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Efficacy in Chronic Cerebral Stroke- Read More

HBOT Helps Lower Blood Sugars Read More

HBOT Improves Neurocognitive Functions of Post-Stroke Patients Read More

HBOT_s Effect on Cystain C Post-Stroke Read More

Preconditioning the Brain with HBO Before Stroke_TBI to Reduce Damage Read More