Stroke

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Stroke
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We treat a high volume of stroke patients (close to 2,000/year) so our doctors are highly experienced.
  • We offer multidisciplinary, individualized care for every stroke patient. Our Stroke Center brings together specialists from various departments and specialties, to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
  • Our dedicated catheter lab provides immediate treatment for patients with ischemic stroke.

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 New Haven Stroke Center is a premier center for treating stroke in the Northeast, serving nearly two thousand stroke patients each year. Our 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.