The Stroke Program

Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers

Stroke is caused either by a blocked artery that prevents blood from reaching the brain or by a ruptured artery that causes bleeding inside the brain. Patients with stroke typically complain of sudden onset weakness, numbness, trouble speaking, trouble walking, change in vision, severe headache, and other symptoms. Most patients with stroke present to the emergency room for treatment. 

Our physicians are active members of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Primary Stroke Center at Pascack Valley Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Pankaj Kakkar is the director of the stroke program at Pascack Vallely Medical Center. We evaluate patients in the emergency rooms of both hospitals and provide acute treatments, then follow the patients while admitted to the hospital and in the office after they are discharged home. 

For more information about the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, please clear on the image below. 

Comprehensive Stroke Center