Ambulatory Rapid TIA/Minor Stroke and Secondary Prevention Clinics play a critical role in supporting patients who are high risk for acute care utilization by limiting recurrent visits to the emergency department and preventing subsequent hospital admissions.
EVT is a stroke treatment for patients with acute ischemic strokes that removes large stroke-causing clots from the brain and substantially improves the chance for a better outcome. This treatment is available at our Hospital and is one of 24 sites across Canada able to provide this treatment for patients with ischemic strokes.
Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, calling 9-1-1 is the best way for a person experiencing a stroke to receive the most efficient care. 77 percent of Canadians report that calling 9-1-1 is the first thing they would do if someone is having a stroke but according to research, this is not actually the case.
Dr. Hassan, Medical Lead for Stroke and the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network along with the Network team have partnered with March of Dimes Canada to encourage people to participate virtually this year with the Walk with Doc program.
Dr. Hassan, Medical Lead for Stroke and the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network and the Network team have partnered with March of Dimes Canada to host a night with the Walk with Doc program. At this time the team brings knowledge of signs and symptoms of stroke and stroke resources available in the community. This year we have gone virtually!
If you’ve had a stroke in the past, or you’re at risk, you may be extra worried about your health right now. Can busy emergency departments care for stroke patients? Does this novel coronavirus more seriously affect people who’ve had strokes?