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"Improving Stroke Outcomes Through Mobile Care, At Least in New York City" – Bret Stetka, MD

  • Medscape
  • New York, NY
  • (May 16, 2019)

Mobile stroke care is increasingly being used to get patients suffering from cerebrovascular events treated more quickly, with the goal of improving clinical outcomes. Lili Velickovic Ostojic, MD, neurology chief resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discusses her recent study on how mobile, interventional healthcare teams can help to more effectively treat stroke. “The Mobile Interventional Stroke Team, or MIST, is based at The Mount Sinai Hospital and travels to three other sites within our health system to perform mechanical thrombectomy in patients with stroke due to large vessel occlusion. The traveling team consists of a neurointerventional surgeon, a fellow, and a specialized neurointerventional technologist. They are alerted as soon as there is suspicion for LVO at any of the sites and travel there immediately, either by taxi or public transportation. In this way, we are able to get the team to the patient instead of transporting the patient to the team, and this minimizes the time lost in patient transfer.”

— Lili Velickovic Ostojic, MD, Neurology Chief Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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