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Call 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke.

Now there’s a faster way to treat strokes: Take the hospital to the patient.

The Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit that can get you treatment 40 minutes faster.

Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit

What's the difference
between treating a stroke now and just one minute from now?

1.9 million brain cells

You read that right. That’s almost 2 million brain cells destroyed every minute you go untreated after a stroke. Bringing the mobile stroke treatment unit to you can save at least 40 minutes.

That's a lot of brain cells.

So what exactly is
the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit?

Inside of Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit
Amazing Things are Happening Here

Leading stroke research and treatment

With the knowledge of the very crucial part that time plays in the successful outcomes of stroke treatment, it was a priority for us to make NewYork-Presbyterian’s advanced technologies, expert staff, and life-saving treatments available to stroke victims, much, much faster.

That’s why we have more Mobile Stroke Treatment Units operating than any other hospital system in the U.S., in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). We have units operating in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn and plan to add more in the near future so we can help even more people in need.

To recognize common signs of a stroke, remember to b-e f-a-s-t



The person may suddenly lose their balance.



Has the person lost vision in one eye? In both eyes?



Ask the person to smile. One side of their face might droop.



See if the person can lift both arms. Does one side drift downwards?



The person's speech may be slurred or strange.



Time is of the essence. Call 9-1-1.

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