Mount Sinai Cerebrovascular Stroke Center: A new template for stroke care

Mount Sinai Cerebrovascular Stroke Center: A new template for stroke care

The Mount Sinai Queens Cerebrovascular Stroke Center is redefining the conversation about how quickly stroke patients can be treated. Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens, notes, “Every minute is precious, so our goal is to minimize the time it takes from the arrival of the patient to the time of treatment.” Watch this video to learn how the center is setting a new standard of care through more efficient logistics, training, and technology.

Thrombectomy is an innovative new treatment that was previously unavailable to the 2.4 million residents of Queens—but is now offered through the Center. You’ll hear J Mocco, MD, MS, Director, Cerebrovascular Center at Mount Sinai Health System, discuss how clots can be removed within minutes from major blood vessels of the brain via a catheter and biplane angiography. The speed of recovery is remarkable as well; patients have movement and are able to answer questions within minutes. And best of all, patients are often able to return home within a day or two, instead of being treated at a nursing facility or long-term care facility.


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December 4, 2019

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Featured Faculty

J Mocco, MD, MS

J Mocco, MD, MS

Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Cerebrovascular Center
Mount Sinai Health System

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Reade De Leacy, MD

Reade De Leacy, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, and Radiology; Director, Cerebrovascular Services, Mount Sinai Queens; Director, Neurointerventional Spine Program, Mount Sinai Health System

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Hazem Shoirah, MD

Hazem Shoirah, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology, and Director, Thrombectomy Services in Queens, Mount Sinai Health System

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