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Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Every moment counts when it comes to identifying and treating a stroke. That’s why our award-winning stroke centers have 24/7 diagnostic and treatments services. Atlantic Health System Neuroscience provides the most comprehensive stroke services in the region — from emergency care to rehabilitation and support.

I knew that the faster we got him care, the better chance he had for a complete recovery. What I didn't know was the depth and expertise of the amazing team at Atlantic Health System.

June R., wife of stroke patient Barry R.
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What is a Stroke?

A stroke, sometimes referred to as a “brain attack,” is a condition where blood flow is blocked to a part of the brain. This results in cell death due to lack of oxygen. If enough brain cells are destroyed, the patient may experience long-term side effects, such as loss of memory and muscle control. Learn more >

Many factors that increase risk of stroke – like high blood pressure, tobacco use and diabetes – can be controlled or treated. Work with health care professionals to develop a healthier lifestyle to reduce your risk. Are you at risk for having a stroke? Take a short quiz to find out >

Stroke Symptoms

Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one may be having a stroke. The acronym B.E. F.A.S.T. can be used to remember the signs. Learn more about stroke warning signs >

  • Balance difficulties
  • Eyesight changes

  • Facial droop
  • Arm weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Time to Call 911
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Video: Know the Signs of Stroke

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Treatment

The stroke centers at our hospitals are fully-equipped with high-tech interventions. This includes telestroke, clot-busting medications and Rapid® automated brain imaging – which allow us to treat strokes with the speed and efficiency needed to improve the chances of a full recovery. Learn more about all of our diagnostic and treatment options for stroke >

Survivors and their loved ones face many challenges after a stroke. Once-simple tasks, like eating, walking or speaking, can be very difficult. Rehabilitation is a critical part of stroke recovery – whether you need intensive inpatient rehabilitation or access to outpatient rehabilitation services while living at home.

Experts at our stroke centers are also available around the clock to treat patients with cerebrovascular disease, a group of disorders affecting the blood vessels in the brain. Learn more about cerebrovascular disease treatment >

Comprehensive Stroke Centers in a Regional Network

Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Centers, anchoring a regional network of more than a dozen Primary Stroke Center hospitals in Northwestern New Jersey, including Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. This enables our renowned neurophysicians to share state-of-the-art stroke diagnostic and stroke treatment technologies with colleagues at other institutions, ensuring that all patients receive the best care possible.

Stroke Medical Team

Our board-certified emergency medicine physicians, interventional neuroradiology specialists, neurology specialists, cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, endovascular neurosurgeons, and radiology specialists are supported by a team of nurse practitioners, internal medicine hospitalists and nurses with specialized training in stroke care.


Chilton Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center

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Stroke Quality Measures

Our medical centers continually strive to reduce the time to treatment for stroke patients. View data on key quality measures shared through a public reporting program by the American Heart Association.

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