Conditions & Treatments

Connect to experience: We treat more stroke patients than any other hospital in Connecticut.

Every stroke is unique, so our experience makes us uniquely capable to help. Because of the high volume of cases, we’ve seen the gamut of stroke problems and developed a wide range of solutions. In fact, we were the first to perform large clot retrieval surgery in ischemic strokes. Innovation and proven outcomes are just two reasons Hartford HealthCare treats almost double the national average of strokes.

As part of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, all our specialists from different disciplines meet weekly to review the best possible course of treatment for your specific condition.

Stroke is an Emergency: You Must Act F.A.S.T.

Stroke Center FrameClick here to view this WFSB "Better Connecticut" story on signs of a stroke featuring Dr. Amre Nouh, director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. (Broadcast May 6, 2015.)

F: Does one side of the Face droop? Ask the person to smile.

A: Is one Arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S: Is Speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is it repeated correctly?

T: Time is of the essence. With any of these symptoms, call 911 or get to the hospital immediately.

DAWN Stroke Protocols

We offer patients screening using advanced image processing technology known as RAPID CT Perfusion, which pinpoints the area of damage caused by an ischemic stroke, locates salvable areas of brain tissue, and can establish a timelife for when the stroke occurred. This increases the window for acute treatment up to 24 hours.

The DAWN Stroke Protocols are used at Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center.

Learn more about the DAWN Stroke Protocols

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