NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital is a New York State Department of Health designated Primary Stroke Center. This designation means the Hospital has demonstrated that it provides efficient and high quality evaluation and treatment to patients with stroke. Our Stroke Team is available 24 hours a day, and our advanced telemedicine technology allows our neurologists to examine patients at any hour. We work with our Emergency Department colleagues who are all trained in acute stroke care.
Our facility utilizes on-site diagnostic modalities to evaluate patients:
Our Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and Stroke Unit are covered by nursing staff who are trained to take care of patients with stroke. Our physical and occupational therapists and rehabilitation medicine physicians work with patients in the hospital to start the recovery process.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Individuals should be aware of their risk factors and learn how to lower their risk of stroke.
Common risk factors for stroke include:
See your doctor regularly to monitor for risk factors for stroke. Strategies to lower the risk of stroke include:
The above risk factor strategies apply for patients who have had a stroke. Additional treatments may include:
All patients and family members should be aware of signs and symptoms of stroke that include:
Acute treatments of stroke can be offered only within a narrow time window so it is important to call 911 to be taken to an emergency room as quickly as possible. Patients who arrive within 4 1/2 hours may be eligible for treatment.
156 William Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
212-746-2596 - General, Headache, Stroke, & Neuromuscular
212-746-5519 - Epilepsy
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