When anyone exhibits the warning signs of a stroke, don't wait... call 911. Strokes occur every 40 seconds and kill more than 137,000 nationwide each year.
Our hospitals have teamed up with the nationally recognized Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Service to provide advanced stroke care around the clock. Local ER physicians consult with the stroke team via a video link to determine the best treatment plan for patients.
Strokes can be stopped in progress if a patient arrives within the first three hours of the onset of symptoms and the hospital is prepared to administer a clot-busting drug.