City Hospital Launches East Coast's First Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit

DNAinfo New York described the launch of the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, including the emergency vehicle’s unique features. The vehicle contains tPA, a critical medication used in many stroke cases, and a CT scanner that can be viewed remotely by one of NewYork-Presbyterian’s neuroradiologists. Dr. Matthew Fink, one of the leaders of the MSTU, detailed how these features lead to quicker care: “We make the diagnosis in five minutes and start treatment. The faster you start the treatment, the faster the recovery is going to be." Dr. Matthew Fink is the neurologist-in-chief and chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine.