Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the nation's leading cause of adult disability. In the event of a stroke, every second counts. Getting help quickly – and knowing where to find the best care – can save lives.

The Harvey R. Chaplin Family Stroke and Chest Pain Center is among a select few facilities in Florida to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This designation by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration confirms Mount Sinai's adherence to strict national standards and guidelines for the treatment of even the most complex stroke cases.

Mount Sinai has set exceptionally high standards for stroke prevention, rehabilitation, education and community awareness. The American Stroke Association (ASA) has recognized our system-wide initiatives by presenting the hospital with its Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke care, the highest recognition given by the ASA. The award recognizes our commitment and success in meeting all of the association's "Get With the Guidelines" stroke performance indicators and quality measures. Recent studies show that patients treated in hospitals who meet these measures receive a higher quality of care and may experience better outcomes.

Mount Sinai's Comprehensive Stroke Center is staffed and equipped around the clock to swiftly and accurately diagnose and treat acute stroke victims. We provide access to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances and offer the widest range of interventional options to stop a stroke in progress and minimize the potential damage.

Click here for more information about the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Click here for more information about chest pain, and to learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

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