MONTEFIORE IS DOING MORE TO RESTORE THE LIVES OF STROKE SURVIVORS
Montefiore earned its certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) by providing state-of-the-art care for the full range of neurovascular conditions while following the latest treatment guidelines and supported by the latest technology. Montefiore consistently achieves outstanding patient outcomes and leads research to advance treatments that give stroke patients the best chance of recovery. A multidisciplinary team of two neurosurgeons and two interventional doctors is on call 24/7 to perform triage and treat patients as quickly and safely as possible. Montefiore is one of only about 160 such facilities nationwide.
BUYING PRECIOUS TIME TO REVERSE DISABILITY
Though stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the nation, it is one of the few diseases that can be reversed if treated early enough. Advances in imaging technology allow us to pinpoint the location of a blockage in the brain and perform a thrombectomy, a procedure in which we mechanically remove the clot to restore blood flow.
By using mechanical thrombectomies, we are able to treat well beyond the traditional 4.5-hour time limit, with some patients able to be treated up to 24 hours after the stroke. This endovascular procedure can begin to reverse disability immediately, ultimately allowing patients to walk and speak again, and regain their quality of life. Having a patient come back after going through rehab and say, “Thank you so much, I’m back at work,” is what makes us wake up at three o’clock in the morning excited to care for patients.