The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides

 

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

 

The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides is recognized for excellence in stroke care. The American Stroke Association has recognized Maimonides for five consecutive years with its Get With the GuidelinesStroke Gold Plus and 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.

 

Find out more and speak with a specialist.

Call 718-283-7670 to make an appointment with a stroke specialist or request an appointment online today.

 

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.