The Cerebrovascular Stroke Center at Mount Sinai Queens distinguishes itself by maintaining the highest standards for the management of stroke patients. Mount Sinai Queens uses hospitals similar to its size, 100-250 beds, and all hospitals in Queens County, New York, that utilize the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® national database to benchmark performance. Where benchmark data is not available a published consensus target is provided.


Mount Sinai Queens

100-250 Bed Hospitals

All Hospitals in Queens New York

Percentage of patients with an acute ischemic stroke who received clot removal and had blood flow successfully returned to the brain




Percentage of patients with an acute ischemic stroke who received clot removal that are able to function independently three months later.







AHA/ASA Target

The time from stroke patient’s arrival in ED to start of clot removal surgery


90 minutes


90 minutes

The time from patient’s arrival in ED to  administration of clot busting drug (IV Alteplase)

58 minutes

60 minutes


*Multisociety Consensus Quality Improvement Revised Consensus Statement for Endovascular Therapy of Acute Ischemic Stroke

From the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE), Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT), European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), European Stroke Organization (ESO), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), and World Stroke Organization (WSO), D. Sacks, B. Baxter, B.C.V. Campbell, J.S. Carpenter, C. Cognard, D. Dippel, M. Eesa, U. Fischer, K. Hausegger, J.A. Hirsch, M.S. Hussain, O. Jansen, M.V. Jayaraman, A.A. Khalessi, B.W. Kluck, S. Lavine, P.M. Meyers, S. Ramee, D.A. Rüfenacht, C.M. Schirmer and D. Vorwerk

American Journal of Neuroradiology June 2018, 39 (6) E61-E76; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A5638