Hospital specialists who treat stroke include emergency physicians; cardiologists; interventional radiologists; neuro-, vascular and general surgeons; neurologists; and hospitalists
The hospital offers a variety of stroke treatments at its New Britain General and Bradley Memorial campuses, including:
- Medications - tPA, a clot-busting medication shown to significantly reduce long-term disability if given within three hours of the stroke.
- Minimally invasive procedures to remove or break up clots.
- Secondary stroke prevention - A team of healthcare professionals works with each patient to identify risk factors for, and prevent, a second stroke.
The team develops a care plan for each patient that may include physical, occupational and/or speech therapy and other rehabilitation, as well as a stroke prevention program that may include diet and other lifestyle changes.
Team members include the Stroke Program coordinator; physicians (hospitalists and neurologists); physical, occupational and/or speech therapists; registered dietitians; and Care Coordination staff.