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Currently Browsing:2019

  • Care team permanently inked in heart of patient

    Friday, June 28, 2019  Mass General

    On Dec. 20, 2018, Greenfield, Massachusetts resident and tattoo artist Ben Reigle woke up at 3:50 am and was unable to move the right side of his body.

Currently Browsing:2018

  • Patient gives emotional thanks at Stroke Gala

    Friday, June 1, 2018  Mass General

    Methuen resident Gaspar “Bud” Interrante loves to fish, play golf and spend time with his four grandchildren. Although Interrante, 62, leads an active life, he has experienced some challenges.

  • 30x30 Stop Stroke Challenge: Exercise 30 minutes for 30 days

    Friday, May 4, 2018  Mass General

    The MGH has kicked off its second annual 30x30 Stop Stroke Challenge, aimed at helping prevent stroke and increase physical and mental well-being.

  • New bill to increase access to care for stroke patients

    Friday, March 9, 2018  Mass General

    Hard work pays off, and health institutions and stroke patients all over the country will soon find out how. The Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act was recently signed into law.

Currently Browsing:2017

  • The Ins and Outs of a Comprehensive Stroke Center: What Does It Mean?

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017  Mass General

    The Joint Commission recently certified Massachusetts General Hospital as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. This certification is designed to recognize the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke case. Mass General is the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive this certification.

Currently Browsing:2016

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Supporting Stroke Services

    Friday, May 1, 2015  Mass General

    Lee H. Schwamm, MD, executive vice chairman of Neurology and director of the Mass General Stroke Service, shares information about strokes, warning signs and advances in stroke care.


  • Guy Rordorf, MD, recommends an imaging test for anyone with a family history of FMD

    Guy Rordorf, MD, recommends an imaging test for anyone with a family history of FMD

    Guy Rordorf, MD, vascular neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, says an imaging test can detect fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), and recommends it for those with a family history of the condition. Learn more about FMD and how it weakens artery walls and can lead to severe hypertension or stroke.

  • Young stroke victim recovers from basilar artery occlusion

    A young stroke victim experiences a dramatic recovery

    A young stroke victim experiences a dramatic recovery from a life threatening basilar artery occlusion with the help of the Acute Stroke Team and Dr. Aneesh Singhal. Also featuring Dr. Lee Schwamm.

  • Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

    Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

    13 days after giving birth to her son, a young woman suffers a stroke and makes a miraculous recovery. Features Dr. Leslie-Mazwi, Dr. Mehta and Dr. Musolino.Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

  • Jessica’s Story: A Stroke Survivor

    Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

    Jessica Diaz had a stroke caused by a small hole in the heart, which had allowed a blood clot to travel to her brain. As a young and active mother of two, Jessica worked with a team of Mass General doctors to not only repair her heart, but determine a treatment plan to minimize future health risks.

  • Emergency Stroke Evaluation Video

    This is a video simulation of what it's like to be a stroke patient at MGH.


Stroke Awareness Month Videos

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Stroke Awareness Month: 30 for 30 Challenge

Stroke Prevention: 3 Tips from Mass General Hospital

30 x 30: Staving Off Strokes - WGBH News

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FAST Warning Signs Video

Stroke Awareness Video (Arabic) with Mahmoud AbdelRazek, MD

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Emergency Stroke Evaluation Videos

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Arrival and Triage

Trauma/Acute Entry and Registration

Clinical Assessment

ACT Scan

AtPA Consent and Order

tPA Delivery

MGH Simulation Data and Credits

Quality of Nursing for MGH Stroke Patients

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