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"Mount Sinai Brings Stroke Technology To Queens"

  • Queens Tribune
  • New York, NY
  • (November 09, 2017)

On Oct. 20, cerebrovascular stroke experts from the Mount Sinai Health System performed a thrombectomy procedure at Mount Sinai Queens to save the life of a 92-year-old Queenswoman who was suffering a major stroke as a result of a blood clot in her brain, marking the first time this advanced technique has ever been performed in the borough. J Mocco, MD, director of Mount Sinai’s cerebrovascular center—who performed the thrombectomy—explains that this first in the borough is the first step in the development of an expansive stroke center that is being built at Mount Sinai Queens and slated to open next summer.  The center will facilitate the fastest and most high-quality thrombectomy care in the world and will have the most advanced stroke imaging and treatment equipment. Mount Sinai stroke experts anticipate that having the imaging, diagnostic ability and treatment options in one location—within a few yards of the emergency room doors—will cut “door to needle” time by nearly 85 percent from national targets of 90 minutes to 15 minutes.

- J. Mocco, MD, MS, Professor, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Hospital

- Johanna Fifi, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Endovascular Stroke Program, Mount Sinai Health System

- Stanley Tuhrim, MD, Professor, Neurology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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