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"Mount Sinai Brings Lifesaving Stroke Tech To Queens"

  • Queens Gazette
  • New York, NY
  • (November 15, 2017)

Cerebrovascular stroke experts from the Mount Sinai Health System performed a thrombectomy procedure at Mount Sinai Queens last month, to save the life and functioning of a 92-year-old Queens resident who was suffering a major stroke as a result of a blood blot in her brain, marking the first time this advanced, lifesaving technique has been performed in the borough of Queens. J Mocco, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, director of the cerebrovascular center at the Mount Sinai Hospital and chair of neurosurgery for the Mount Sinai Health System, performed the thrombectomy procedure in the interventional radiology suite at Mount Sinai Queens. He explained that this groundbreaking “first” in the borough is actually the first step in the development of a more expansive world-class stoke center that is being built at Mount Sinai Queens and slated to open in Summer 2018. This center will be designed, from the ground up, to facilitate the fastest and most high quality thrombectomy care in the world, including having the most advanced stroke imaging and treatment equipment that has been custom developed for this unique center. 

- J Mocco, MD, Professor, Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Cerebrovascular Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Vice Chair, Neurosurgery, The Mount Sinai Health System

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