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Stroke Treatment and Prevention

How We Care for You

A stroke is caused by a blood clot to the brain. When strokes occur, patients require rapid care to prevent disability or death.

Our highly skilled and experienced clinicians intervene quickly in case of a possible stroke to prevent or minimize the potentially adverse effects on a person’s health.

Many of NYC Health + Hospitals facilities are designated Stroke Treatment Centers by the New York State Department of Health. Our dedicated and caring stroke team is specially trained in stroke diagnosis and treatment, so we can provide urgent care, rapid diagnosis and effective treatment.

Know the signs of a stroke, and call 911 if you suspect you may be experiencing a stroke. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body
  • Confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Trouble walking
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Severe unexplained headaches

Our Stroke Treatment Centers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide rapid testing, analysis and affordable treatment giving all New Yorkers the best chance for a complete recovery.