Stroke

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A man in wheelchair who suffered a stroke is comforted by his wife.

Stroke, which can be described as a "problem with the brain's plumbing," can cause symptoms ranging from barely noticeable to completely disabling, even fatal. Every second from the onset of stroke to treatment can make a difference, often between life and death. That’s why Yale Medicine strives to provide patients with immediate, state-of-the-art interventions and the full support of a comprehensive medical team to help manage their recovery. 

The Yale Medicine Stroke Center brings together specialists from various departments and specialties, to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. We have a dedicated catheter lab that allows patients with ischemic stroke to be quickly transferred for immediate treatment.