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Stroke Care

Learn the symptoms of a stroke.

Stroke ProgramIf you or a loved one experience a stroke, you can trust our Stroke Program specialists for rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Our Stroke Program provides a comprehensive system for 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. 

Timely Stroke Treatment

A key element of our stroke response is our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital in which fellowship-trained vascular neurologists are available around the clock through the TeleStroke video conference system. TeleStroke speeds diagnosis and treatment enabling doctors in our Emergency Department and neurology specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital to share lab results and CT scans, examine patients and recommend appropriate treatment. Additionally, our program includes the aggressive use of medications like tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation.

Nationally Recognized Stroke Care

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. You can rely on our certification because it means we follow the best methods to fast-track patients suspected of stroke, so life-saving treatments can begin immediately.

Additionally, our Stroke Program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes our commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus

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