Stoke affects nearly 800,000 Americans every year, and the timeline for successful treatment is less than three hours. To provide Cambridge area stroke patients with the best possible outcomes, Southeastern Med has partnered with the OSU Medical Center to bring Telestroke technology to our community.
The TeleStroke program uses videoconferencing technology to connect Southeastern Med doctors with OSU Medical Center stroke care experts.
When a patient is suspected of having a stroke, SEORMC and the OSU Medical Center activate a “stroke alert” and mobilize a team of stroke experts. These experts use telemetry, real-time testing, and patient interview to diagnose the stroke event and decide on the best course of treatment.
The patient and family are also able to see and hear the OSU Medical Center stroke team so they can participate in the diagnosis and treatment process.
Signs of a Stroke
Quick, expert treatment can prevent long-term disability, so it’s important to understand the warning signs and symptoms. If you or someone you’re with experiences any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately and tell the dispatcher you suspect a stroke:
And remember the word FAST: