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Telestroke Medicine

During a stroke, an estimated two million brain cells die per minute. Evidence shows that the quicker a stroke patient is evaluated and treated, the better his or her outcome and recovery will be.

two physicians in person and one remote physician helping patient in hospital bed

Thanks to Telestroke, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center can treat stroke patients quicker, reducing or eliminating long-term stroke impacts.

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 9-1-1.

State-of-the-Art Technology

HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center offers new, state-of-the-art technology that allows for faster, improved care for stroke patients. It’s called Telestroke. Telestroke is telemedicine technology that connects stroke patients and emergency department physicians through two-way audio-visual equipment with highly skilled stroke experts with the click of a button.

When Seconds Count

When a patient with stroke symptoms arrives at the emergency department, they receive immediate, hands-on care and assessment from the expert doctors and nurses on staff. Then, using Telestroke technology, a board-certified neurologist is contacted immediately. After the neurologist examines the patient, they work with the emergency department physician to develop a treatment plan for the patient to ensure the best outcomes possible.