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Stroke Program

Stroke ProgramOur Stroke Program provides a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department. The program provides a 24/7 stroke response from our board-certified neurologists and emergency medicine physicians who treat approximately 200 to 300 stroke patients each year. Through our partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital our TeleStroke video system speeds diagnosis and treatment during a patient’s crucial first moments at the Hospital.

The TeleStroke video conference system allows doctors in Concord Hospital’s Emergency Department and neurology specialists at Mass General Hospital to work together – sharing lab results and CT scans, examining patients and recommending treatment. Additionally, our program includes the aggressive use of medications like tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation.

Our dedication to the latest and most rapid care possible for stroke victims is validated by our three-year certification from DNV Healthcare, a hospital accreditation organization with some of the toughest standards in health care. This accreditation status means we follow the best methods to fast-track patients suspected of stroke, so life-saving treatments can begin immediately.

WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE

Concord Hospital wants you to know the warning signs of stroke.

A good way to remember the warning signs of stroke is FAST

F – Face numbness or weakness on one side of body

A – Arm numbness or weakness on one side of body

S – Speech slurred or difficulty speaking or understanding

T – Time to immediately call 911