Treating Stroke at Hartford Hospital
On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds, according to data from the American Heart Association. Each year, about 700,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke. Each year, about 46,000 more women than men have strokes. African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared with whites. And strokes accounted for 1 out of 15 deaths in the U.S. in 2003 (American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2006 Update).
Since 2001, Hartford Hospital has provided a state-of-the-art stroke team and facility to treat stroke promptly and effectively.
The Hartford Hospital Stroke Team Includes:
- Vascular Neurologists
- Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Neurointerventional Radiologists
- Interventional Radiologists
- Nurses specially trained in stroke care
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Case Managers
- Rehabilitation Specialists
The Stroke Center Facilities
Watch the following WFSB Better Connecticut segment with Dr. Gary Spiegel talking about stroke awareness and The Stroke Center: