The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides was awarded the Gold Plus Award for excellence in performance from the American Stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines" Program. In addition, we were named to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Maimonides was one of only 50 hospitals in the United States to achieve this recognition!
Treatment for Stroke
The stroke team rapidly evaluates and directs the treatment for all stroke patients. For patients who qualify, clot dissolving therapy can be administered within three hours of the stroke occurring. In addition to the standard intravenous clot-dissolving therapy, new catheter-based techniques are used to directly break up and dissolve clots within the brain as long as eight hours after a stroke starts. A member of the stroke team is on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to quickly assess patients and determine eligibility for available therapies.
Stroke is a medical emergency.
Time is the most important factor in the effective treatment of stroke. Early recognition of symptoms and notifying 911 immediately is essential.
Stroke Warning Signs
Stroke symptoms appear suddenly and can include any of the following:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes