SLR STROKE CENTER: MAKING EVERY SECOND COUNT
You’re sitting in your favorite chair watching TV, when suddenly you experience severe pain behind one eye. You attempt to stand up, but your left leg has no strength, and your left arm is limp. You call out, but can’t speak. You feel totally disconnected from the external world, and you are very frightened.
That’s what it’s like to experience a stroke, a disease that affects the arteries supplying blood to the brain. It is the number one cause of long-term disability and the third cause of death in the United States. Each year, it affects more than 800,000 people, or one person every 40 seconds.
Treating stroke quickly and effectively makes all the difference between life and death or permanent disability. St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals’ (SLR) Comprehensive Stroke Center is a state-of-the-art facility at the forefront of diagnostics and therapies. It provides high-quality, compassionate care for this life-threatening condition. The Center partners with a patient’s primary care physician to tailor treatments, rehabilitation and prevention programs to meet an individual’s needs, ensuring that risk factors are reduced and recovery is complete.
Because SLR’s Stroke Center meets the highest standards for treating stroke and has stroke teams available 24/7, the New York State Department of Health has distinguished it as a “designated stroke center.”
In addition, the Stroke Center participates in advanced clinical trials that enable eligible patients to take advantage of new stroke fighting drugs and therapies. It actively conducts outreach programs to raise community awareness about stroke and the urgent need for treatment.
Conveniently located at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, SLR’s Stroke Center works to make every second count in the fight against stroke. With a prompt, effective, well-organized, multidisciplinary approach and treatment options, it improves your chances of survival and helps promote recovery from the debilitating effects of a stroke.
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