Technology & Procedures
Backus offers rapid and comprehensive stroke care for patients, while at the same time offering stroke education to improve outcomes and limit the number of strokes.
The Stroke Center’s multidisciplinary team, which includes physicians, floor nurses, nurse educators, rehabilitation specialists, pharmacists and dietitians, helps reach stroke patients early with treatment and education to improve outcomes and lesson hospitalization time.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Connecticut and the number one cause of adult disability. One in four strokes occur in patients less than 65.
To be a stroke center, hospitals must demonstrate they have the necessary infrastructure, staffing and services to stabilize and treat most stroke patients.
We offer patients screening using advanced image processing technology known as RAPID CT Perfusion, which pinpoints the area of damage caused by an ischemic stroke, locates salvable areas of brain tissue, and can establish a timeline for when the stroke occurred. This increases the window for acute treatment up to 24 hours.