Since time is of the essence, recognizing stroke symptoms early on is critical. JFK’s emergency department staff is skilled at immediately determining the best treatment plan through rapid diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic services, including CT (computed tomography) scans MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), as well clot-busting medication.
Quick diagnosis is made through expedited CT scans and/or MRI and neurological consultations. The best treatment choice is then determined and managed, which could be clot busting drugs (tPA) or interventional removal of the clot.
Our Acute Stroke Team includes:
- EMS providers
- Emergency Physicians
- Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists
- Intensivists and Hospitalists