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Stroke Care

Stroke Care2023-08-04T14:48:34-04:00

CentraState Medical Center is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with licensed certification from The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. We are among an elite group of hospitals in New Jersey and across the country with a specially trained “Stroke Alert” response team with special training in caring for stroke patients. The team is available around the clock to assess patients immediately upon their arrival at the emergency department and initiate appropriate stroke treatment, which may include the administration of a “clot-busting” medication.

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CentraState Medical Center is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with licensed certification from The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. We are among an elite group of hospitals in New Jersey and across the country with a specially trained “Stroke Alert” response team.

TRANSITION OF CARE STROKE OUTPATIENT CLINIC

Patients who have been hospitalized for a stroke or TIA need comprehensive follow-up care in the first weeks after hospital discharge to ensure the best outcomes.

Our Transition of Care Stroke Outpatient Clinic builds on the inpatient care you received for your stroke or TIA so that you continue to recover and prevent additional complications.

Before you leave the hospital we will set an appointment with a nurse who will:

  • Provide education to patients and caregivers
  • Monitor progress
  • Help coordinate care and services, including rehabilitation appointments
  • Review prescriptions
  • Provide reports to your neurologist or primary care physician for post-stroke care

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STROKE SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION

Stroke Symptoms min

When a patient is experiencing stroke symptoms, every second counts in preventing or limiting damage to brain tissue. Symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or trouble understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or loss of coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If you or someone you know experiences any of these warning signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. While it is more common among people age 65 and older, it can happen at any age. In fact, an estimated one in 10 people who experience a stroke are under the age of 45.

Certain risk factors can increase your chances of having a stroke, including:

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol, especially LDL or “bad cholesterol”
  • Excess weight and uncontrolled diabetes
  • Excessive alcohol use—more than two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women
  • Smoking, which has been shown to double stroke risk
  • Atrial fibrillation (or AFib), an irregular and sometimes rapid heartbeat
  • Being over age 65 or of African American, American Indian or Native Alaskan descent
Diabetes Education - CentraState Hospital

The same healthy habits that help protect your heart can also help prevent a stroke:

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and choose foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Maintain a healthy weight—excess belly fat, in particular, greatly increases your risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit alcohol use
  • Work with your doctor to properly manage chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes
Stroke Classes Min

If you’d like to learn about how to prevent stroke and manage your health, CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center can help. It offers more than 200 health education and lifestyle management programs to help you and your family achieve your health and wellness goals.

For more information, please call 732-308-0570.

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Jia Zhen Cheng, MD

Jia Zhen Cheng, MD

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Nestor Restua, MD

Nestor Restua, MD

Emergency Medicine

Sanjay Mehta, DO

Sanjay Mehta, DO

Emergency Medicine

Florence Ibale, MD

Florence Ibale, MD

Emergency Medicine

Sergey Bogdan, MD SB

Sergey Bogdan, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Steven Guillen, MD

Steven Guillen, MD

Emergency Medicine

Jeremy Dayner, MD JD

Jeremy Dayner, MD

Emergency Medicine

Mark Waciega, MD MW

Mark Waciega, MD

Emergency Medicine

Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Neurosurgery

Vasko Gulevski, MD VG

Vasko Gulevski, MD

Neurology

Megdad Zaatreh, MD

Megdad Zaatreh, MD

Epileptologist, Neurology

Paul Kostoulakos, DO PK

Paul Kostoulakos, DO

Neurology

Susan Lage, DO SL

Susan Lage, DO

Neurology, Neurophysiology EMG

Vikas Khanna, MD VK

Vikas Khanna, MD

Emergency Medicine

Kyle Chapple, MD

Kyle Chapple, MD

Neurosurgery

Derek Schaible, MD DS

Derek Schaible, MD

Emergency Medicine

Raymond Esquieres, MD RE

Raymond Esquieres, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Amos Katz, MD

Amos Katz, MD

Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

James Ware, MD

James Ware, MD

Neurology

Caren Marks, MD

Caren Marks, MD

Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

Michael Chieco, MD

Michael Chieco, MD

Emergency Medicine

Edward Adrian, MD

Edward Adrian, MD

Emergency Medicine

Allen Nau, DO

Allen Nau, DO

Emergency Medicine

Ronald Benitez, MD

Ronald Benitez, MD

Neurosurgery

Tracey Lee, MD TL

Tracey Lee, MD

Emergency Medicine

Nilay Baxi, MD

Nilay Baxi, MD

Emergency Medicine

Omar Nabulsi, MD

Omar Nabulsi, MD

Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine

Yaron Moshel, MD YM

Yaron Moshel, MD

Neurosurgery

Nirav K. Shah, M D

Nirav K. Shah, M D

Neurosurgery

Richard Meagher, MD

Richard Meagher, MD

Neurosurgery

Jasmin Patel, MD

Jasmin Patel, MD

Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

Mark McLaughlin, MD

Mark McLaughlin, MD

Neurosurgery

Arun Nangia, MD AN

Arun Nangia, MD

Neurology

Bruce Bonanno, MD BB

Bruce Bonanno, MD

Emergency Medicine

Sohum Trivedi, MD ST

Sohum Trivedi, MD

Epileptologist, Neurology

Scott Woska, MD SW

Scott Woska, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David Estin, MD

David Estin, MD

Neurosurgery

Cindy McVey, NPC CM

Cindy McVey, NPC

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

Seth Joseffer, MD

Seth Joseffer, MD

Neurosurgery

Imran Khan, MD

Imran Khan, MD

Neurology

Nicholas Joseph Talotta Jr, MD NT

Nicholas Joseph Talotta Jr, MD

Emergency Medicine

Shamik Chakraborty, MD

Shamik Chakraborty, MD

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Lisa Mason, NPC LM

Lisa Mason, NPC

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

Francisco Del Valle, MD FD

Francisco Del Valle, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Neha Shah, MD

Neha Shah, MD

Emergency Medicine

Evander Duck, MS, MD ED

Evander Duck, MS, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

James Barrese, MD

James Barrese, MD

Neurosurgery

Youssef Hannallah, MD YH

Youssef Hannallah, MD

Emergency Medicine

Maria Choy, MD MC

Maria Choy, MD

Neurology

Rachid Assina, MD RA

Rachid Assina, MD

Neurosurgery

Amor Mehta, MD AM

Amor Mehta, MD

Epileptologist, Neurology

Gary Yen, MD

Gary Yen, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David Frank, MD

David Frank, MD

Neurology

Jonathan Lustgarten, MD

Jonathan Lustgarten, MD

Neurosurgery

Matthew Tormenti, M D

Matthew Tormenti, M D

Neurosurgery

David Wells Roth, MD

David Wells Roth, MD

Neurosurgery

Diane Occhipinti, NPC DO

Diane Occhipinti, NPC

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

Boris Furman, DO BF

Boris Furman, DO

Neurology

Francis S.
Francis S.
Francis S.
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Kristin D.
Kristin D.
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Ulcerative colitis by itself would have been bad enough. By the time Kristin Detamore, then 35, returned to work as a school social worker after the birth of her second son, she was accustomed to the pain from inflammatory bowel disease. But the headache baffled her. Unfortunately, the headache soon turned into something much more severe: partial paralysis in which Kristin...Read More >
Alex N.
Alex N.
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