The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides

Among the top 5% of hospitals for stroke services in the nation

The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides has been recognized for excellence in stroke care by the American Stroke Association and was named to the ASA’s Target Stroke “Elite Plus” Honor roll.

And since every second counts with a stroke, our award-winning team is standing by 24/7 to rapidly evaluate and direct treatment – with the finest clinicians and the most advanced technology at our disposal to give every one of our patients the very best care.

Our 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.

Act FAST: Know the Stroke Warning Signs

Stroke symptoms appear suddenly and can include any of the following:

  • FACE:  When the person smiles, does one side of their face droop or appear slack?
  • ARMS: Does one side of the person's body tingle? When they raise both their arms, does one side give them difficulty, or hang lower?
  • SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a sentence aloud. Is their speech slurred or abnormal?
  • TIME: If you observe any of these signs, remember quick treatment is essential. Call 911 immediately.