About the Neurovascular Inpatient Unit

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​Phone: 416 603 5810


Visiting Hours

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What We Do

The Neurovascular Unit (NVU) at the Krembil Brain Institute was the first unit of its kind in Canada. We are designed to provide optimal treatment and begin recovery, for patients with stroke and neurovascular conditions, such as aneurysms and diseased blood vessels in the brain. We offer a 26 bed in-patient unit which includes 6 High Acuity Level II beds, for patients who require specialized monitoring and extra care and 4 telemetry beds for patients who require cardiac monitoring. We champion a vision of right environment, for the right patient at the right time.

We are also home to the TAMS Unit​ - Toronto's only day unit for patients who experienced Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) and minor strokes.

We also maintain close ties with the Stroke Prevention Clinic.

You need to be seen and admitted by a doctor at UHN to become a patient in our unit.​

 Health Information

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 Related Links

Family and patient nutrition information sessions are held on the NVU weekly – please join us every Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Learn about what to expect before, during and after your surgery, as well as preparing to return home, in UHN's surgery binder.

The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition. Find the information​ you're looking for.​​


 Patient & Family Services

​All patients admitted to the NVU with a diagnosis of the following will receive a follow up hospital call approximately one month after discharge.

  • aneurysm,
  • arterial venous malformation (AVM)
  • cavernoma

You can also find other services throughout UHN. Learn more about patient and family services available throughout UHN​.​​