Cameron Hospital has joined the Stroke Care Now Network, officials announced today.The network connects the Angola hospital to physicians with Fort Wayne Neurological Center, making the doctors available to Cameron stroke patients day or night by real-time, remote access.
Physicians in the network diagnose stoke and vascular diseases of the brain. Cameron staff has been trained to offer intra-arterial stroke treatment for patients who previously had no treatment options, hospital officials said.
Those who don’t qualify for or respond to the treatment can be transferred to Parkview or Lutheran hospitals for additional treatment.
“This important affiliation reduces a patient’s time to treatment and improves patient access to intra-arterial treatment up to eight hours or more after the onset of symptoms,” Cameron officials said in a statement.
Almost 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year.