The Yale-New Haven Stroke Center is dedicated to providing the best prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and outcomes for patients with a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders, including stroke. In fact, the Joint Commission has certified and given national recognition
Haven for our advanced stroke treatment and care. Being certified by the Joint Commission means that the care we provide - 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week - has met the most stringent standards currently in use for stroke treatment.
At Yale-New Haven Stroke Center, specialists in vascular neurology, endovascular surgical neuroradiology, neurovascular surgery, neurocritical care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine and other medical subspecialties, work together to diagnose and determine the most appropriate stroke treatment for stroke patients and other cerebrovascular disorders including aneurysms, carotid occlusive disease, and vascular malformations.
Our in-patient services include a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit and a stroke consult service with a patient and family-centered approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cerebrovascular disease.
Specialized stroke clinics are available for community physician referrals, stroke consults and for primary and secondary stroke prevention.
A Stroke Treatment Story
David Schrage, a physically fit, 51-year-old tri-athlete, suffered a devastating stroke one afternoon at the office. Through video communication, drug therapy and cutting-edge neurosurgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Schrage was on the road to recovery within days.
Offered at Yale-New Haven Stroke Center:
- Rapid, diagnosis and stroke treatment 24 hours a day
- A team approach to stroke care treatment's with individualized care plans
- A neurological intensive care unit and a dedicated inpatient neurology service
- State-of-the-art neuroradiology and neurovascular interventional radiology services
- Neurosurgical support services
- Speech therapy, physical and occupational rehabilitation services
- Family support services and counseling
- Patient and family education
- Specialized stroke clinics
Through the use of video and image-sharing telecommunications, Yale-New Haven Stroke Center provides remote neurologic expertise when patients present with acute stroke symptoms at an affiliated hospital and are deemed eligible for intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) or interventional procedures.
By establishing a telemedicine link using videoconferencing and image sharing technology, stroke specialists from Yale-New Haven can examine patients at remote hospitals miles away to help diagnose the patient's ailment and recommend a plan of care. One form of stroke treatment is to administer tPA, a clot busting drug that can greatly reduce the disability resulting from a stroke.
Unfortunately, some hospitals lack the resources to make this determination and cannot physically transfer the patient quickly enough to enable them to receive this therapy if warranted. TeleStroke can enable subscribing hospitals to provide expert acute stroke care for patients without physically transferring the patient to YNHH Stroke Center for diagnosis.
Telestroke programs throughout the country have demonstrated that telemedicine conferencing between outlying emergency departments and trained stroke neurologists can enhance the use of tPA at hospitals that do not have on-site neurologists 24/7.
To schedule an appointment or to speak to one of our specialists,
please call (203) 737-1057