The NYU Lutheran Comprehensive Stroke Center, led by Salman Azhar, M.D., is aggressively identifying, targeting and providing stroke treatment and stroke rehabilitation services. Our three-pronged approach includes rapid assessment, immediate intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation. Because of its advances in stroke care and recovery, the New York State Department of Health has named NYU Lutheran a designated primary Stroke Center. The Joint Commission has designated NYU Lutheran as a Primary Stroke Center. The certification demonstrates that the Stroke Center meets the Joint Commission’s rigorous standards and performance measurements in caring for stroke patients.
The NYU Lutheran Comprehensive Stroke Center offers:
NYU Lutheran has a team of doctors and clinicians with expertise in stroke in the emergency department available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Upon arrival patients are immediately assessed by our team have a rapid CT scan done. Additional tests such as CT angiogram and MRI are tests that may be used to look at the brain and the blood vesels and assist your physician in determining the best treatment options. Normally within 45 minutes of arrival in the emergency room patients will begin treatment.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center is proud to be the first and only hospital in Brooklyn and second in New York City to earn the Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.