time lost is brain lost


Stroke, a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States, will affect more than 795,000 Americans this year alone.

“Time is crucial in the treatment of stroke,” said Srinath Kadimi, MD, board certified neurologist and medical director of the stroke unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. “The earlier a stroke is recognized and the patient receives medical attention, the greater chance of recovery.”

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Dr. Frank Scifo and neurologist Srinath Kadimi, MD discuss risks, facts and figures of stroke. Click to listen.




The goal at St. Vincent’s Primary Stroke Center is to decrease the number of strokes; to give both hope and assistance to those who have suffered stroke; and to help those in our community who been touched by stroke.

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Stroke awareness: time is brain

It’s Stroke Awareness Month. When seconds count, can you spot a stroke? Take our quiz and test your knowledge at


About 795,000 Americans will have a new or recurrent stroke this year. That’s a stroke every 40 seconds. Compared to white Americans, blacks are almost twice as likely to suffer a first-ever stroke, and they have higher death rates from stroke. Learn more about your risk factors for stroke during American Stroke Month. LINK:


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Act FAST for Stroke: Know the symptoms and your personal risk



Click the image and learn the song FAST!

This World Stroke Day, we invite people of all ages and cultures to learn the warning signs of stroke by learning the F.A.S.T. Song and sharing it with friends and loved ones. Sing along with us to our R&B, Pop, Latin, or Gospel tracks, or create your own version of the F.A.S.T. song using our F.A.S.T lyrics.


St. Vincent’s Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. 

The award recognizes St. Vincent’s commitment and success in implementing , according to evidence-based guidelines.

 “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Stroke Gold Plus Award 

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Spot a stroke F.A.S.T. and save a life.


With National Stroke Awareness Month approaching in May, St. Vincent’s is getting a jump on educating our community about the nation’s fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. 

On Thursday, May 7, St. Vincent’s will host its annual free Stroke Symposium and health assessment screening. You're invited to join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hawley Conference Room at the Medical Center to learn from our leading stroke experts about the latest in pharmacological treatment, healthy diet and stroke therapy.  Please RSVP to Diana Lovanio at or call 203-576-5440. Lunch is provided and parking is free. 

One of the most important goals of St. Vincent’s Stroke Program is to increase public recognition of stroke symptoms and the importance of getting immediate emergency medical assistance.  When stroke patients receive the clot-busting medication (t-PA) within three hours of their symptom onset, they have a considerably reduced risk of experiencing permanent brain damage and long-term disability.

Can you spot a stroke? Memorize these signs and symptoms: 

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