Primary Stroke Center of Excellence

St. Vincent’s Advanced Primary Stroke Center of Excellence is fully equipped to provide interventions that can make an enormous difference in a stroke patient’s outcome.

Every 40 seconds in the United States each year, someone suffers a stroke. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the country, annually striking about 795,000 Americans. In Connecticut, stroke kills more than 1,800 annually.

St. Vincent's Primary Stroke Center of Excellence 

We offer comprehensive life-saving stroke services from diagnosis and testing to treatment and recovery. For all patients, the goal is to prevent further brain damage from the stroke, whether it is caused by blockage of blood flow or bleeding from burst blood vessel.

  • A stroke team with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke on call 24/7
  • Rapid medical attention in our Emergency Department 
  • Stroke director board certified in neurology and fellowship trained in vascular critical-care neurology
  • 24/7 Thrombectomy: Innovative surgical procedure used to remove blood clots from arteries and veins that cause life-threatening conditions such as pulmonary embolism or an acute stroke.
  • 24/7 Neurosurgical services, radiology and laboratory support
  • Highly trained Intensive Care Unit professionals
  • A designated stroke unit dedicated to stroke care
  • Stroke rounds twice a week involving a multidisciplinary team
  • Stroke Navigator who follows the patient through hospital stay and after discharge

Early identification of rehabilitation needs and inclusion of the patient and family for follow-up stroke care at home or at our acute rehabilitation unit.

Meet our Neurologists

Name Specialties Location
Cavalcanti, Daniel, MD, PhD Cavalcanti, Daniel, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
64 surveys
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
Dankwah-Quansah, Maame, MD Dankwah-Quansah, Maame, MD 203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Matmati, Kelly, MD Matmati, Kelly, MD
4.8 /5
38 surveys
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport
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Zetchi, Mohamed Akli, MD, FRCS(C), FAANS Zetchi, Mohamed Akli, MD, FRCS(C), FAANS 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
  • Milford
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Stroke Center