Stroke

Although it's rare for a 31-year-old to experience a stroke, doctors at Hackettstown Medical Center were quick to suspect that was the case with Lindsey S. When a CT scan and angiogram revealed a tear in her carotid artery, she was flown by medical helicopter to Overlook Medical Center's Stroke Center, where neurosurgeons performed a complex procedure that offered the best chance of survival. The surgery was a success and Lindsey quickly began to resume a normal life with her husband and two children. Read more of her story >



Stroke Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Stroke Support Group
This group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Third Thursday of the month; 1:00 to 3:00pm
Monsignor John F. Corr Stroke and Neuro Education, Treatment and Research Center
Atlantic Rehabilitation, Ground Floor, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-4412.

Stroke Caregivers Meeting
Anyone caring for a stroke survivor can receive mutual support and encouragement.
         •Second Tuesday of every month, 12:30 to 1:30pm
          3rd Floor SOULarium
         •First Thursday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
          3rd Floor SOULarium
         •Third Thursday of every month, 2:00 to 3:00pm
          1st Floor, conference room in the back of the cafeteria

Atlantic Rehabilitation, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information, please call 973-971-4412.

Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.


Stroke Articles
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Christa Murphy was in the bathroom getting ready for work, yet the routine wasn't going like it should.

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Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests.

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Treating stroke survivors' blood pressure more aggressively might prevent a substantial number of deaths, a new study estimates.

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A new MRI scanning technique can help doctors better nail down when a person has suffered a stroke and whether clot-busting drugs will help preserve their brain.

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Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says.

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After a stroke, many patients are given the clot-busting intravenous drug alteplase, but another drug may be more effective, Australian researchers report.

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