A helpful way to remember the warning signs is to BE FAST:
Minutes matter when dealing with a stroke. Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and the first-leading cause of disability. At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, our rapid response, expert intervention and highly skilled Stroke Neurologists, Interventional Neuroradiologists, and Neurosurgeons have saved countless lives and made a very real difference in their recovery.Similar to a heart attack, a stroke is a “brain attack” – an interruption of blood flow to the brain. There are two types of stroke:
A stroke is a serious emergency, and most people don’t have a choice of where to go for emergency treatment. But if you or someone you love has the opportunity to choose – or is stabilized elsewhere and needs immediate, specialized care – Lahey has the team and the technology to provide the best care possible.It’s vital to know the warning signs of stroke and what you can do to reduce your risk of stroke.
Stroke has three treatment pathways: prevention, immediately after a stroke, and post stroke:
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
For more information about the Department of Neurology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, or to make an appointment, please call 781.744.1270. We also invite you to visit our Neurology homepage and see links below for more information and treatments for stroke. Learn about state-of-the-art aneurysm treatment and other treatments offered at Lahey which are among the most advanced in the region for the treatment of strokes.If you are a survivor of stroke, Lahey offers a Stroke Survivor group free of charge to both the survivor and family. You do not need to be a Lahey patient to attend a group meeting. The group meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the hospital from 6pm to 7:30pm. For more information- contact Jayna Kraslin at Jayne.Kraslin@Lahey.org