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Optimal stroke care depends on rapid diagnosis and treatment by trained and experienced experts. At NorthShore, advanced telestroke capabilities ensure that little time is wasted from the moment a stroke patient enters any one of our four hospital emergency departments.

Employing a variety of telecommunications tools, stroke specialists across our system can remotely assess individuals and advise emergency medicine physicians and staff on the need for stroke intervention. Mobile devices from smartphones and tablets provide quick access to electronic medical records and diagnostic imaging. Two-way live video and audio conferencing allow our Acute Stroke Team members to talk to patients directly and visually examine them in order to determine stroke symptoms and signs in real time.

As a certified Primary Stroke Center, Northshore features a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of stroke specialists who are available 24/7. The team is ready at all times to provide up-to-the-minute screening and the latest stroke options, from medical to surgical interventions.

Accelerating the delivery of exceptional stroke care, our telestroke program is just another key component of NorthShore’s leadership in the treatment of a serious condition where every second makes a difference.