When dealing with stroke symptoms, time is critical: Mount Auburn’s Stroke Service provides coordinated evaluation and multidisciplinary treatment to patients suffering from the fourth leading cause of death - and first leading cause of disability - in the United States.
Stroke, the result of reduced blood flow brought on by a clot, occurs when a blood vessel ruptures: symptoms may vary depending on the area of the brain affected, causing:
- confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- severe headache with no known cause
- numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
If you or someone you know suddenly experiences any of these symptoms, call “911” as soon as possible.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health designates Mount Auburn Hospital as a Primary Stroke Service site. Our stroke team members utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques to provide emergency care in the event of a stroke and provide dedicated, individual care to maximize your recovery process.
Mount Auburn’s award-winning Stroke Service team provides rapid response to stroke patients. You can be confident in our providers achieved the American Stroke Association's Get with the GuidelinesSM - Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
Our Stroke Service ensures that clinical staff receives ongoing professional education, which is paid forward through community education events which identify risk factors; prevention, warning signs and the need for emergency care are provided throughout the year.
Find out more about Mount Auburn's Stroke Service; call Nancy Couts, Stroke Service Coordinator, at 617-499-5665, ext. 3313 or Marie McCune, RN, Stroke Service Nurse, 617-497-6090.