GOLD PLUS Certification, 2016

Treating Stroke at Hartford Hospital

On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to data from the American Heart Association. Each year, about 800,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke. Each year, about 55,000 more women than men have strokes. African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared with whites. And strokes accounted for 1 out of 20 deaths in the U.S. in 2011 (American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2015 Update).

Since 2001, Hartford Hospital has provided a state-of-the-art stroke team and facility to treat stroke promptly and effectively.

Watch the following WFSB Better Connecticut segment with Dr. Gary Spiegel talking about stroke awareness and The Stroke Center:

The Hartford Hospital Stroke Team Includes:

  • Vascular Neurologists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Neurointerventional Radiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses specially trained in stroke care
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Case Managers
  • Rehabilitation Specialists

The Stroke Center Facilities Include: