The Mercy Health - Neuroscience Institute to host state-wide stroke conference

Toledo, Ohio – The Mercy Health – Neuroscience Institute is the host for the 2016 Ohio Coverdell Stroke Program on Thursday, November 10.


Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program was implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide resources to hospital stroke teams and other health care providers to reduce stroke complications and deaths. Congress named this program in memory of Senator Paul Coverdell of Georgia, who died of a stroke in 2000 while serving in the U.S. Congress.


Dr. Sam Zaidat, Medical Director of The Mercy Health Neuroscience Institute is a featured speaker at the conference and will discuss Mercy Health’s protocols for quickly accessing and treating blood clot removals.  Mercy Health has the region’s only Mobile Stroke Unit, which is equipped with a CT scanner and telemedicine technology, allowing Mercy Health physicians to remotely assess the patient’s condition and determine the best course of treatment while enroute to the hospital, saving time when it matters most.   Every minute saved by restoring blood flow to the brain helps the patient on their road to recovery.