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Kingsbrook Hosts Free Stroke Screenings Week July 22-26



Kingsbrook will host a special stroke screening week from in the Vascular Laboratory on July 22-26th from 11:00-2:00pm. This special initiative is part of Kingsbrook’s Best Health School outreach effort and is designed to increase access to early detection and education initiatives that surround chronic diseases most pervasive in the community. All screenings are free and no prior appointment is needed. The Vascular lab can be easily accessed at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road in the Katz building, 4th floor.

Brooklyn has the highest rates of coronary heart disease, congestive heart disease, hypertensive disease, and stroke hospitalizations compared to the state and the rest of the city. According to the National Stroke Association, African Americans, have higher stroke risks and stroke occurrence at an earlier age.

With these important factors in mind, Kingsbrook is committed to advancing stroke prevention and treatment options for the central Brooklyn community. In 2019 Kingsbrook received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. This honor recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Additionally, Kingsbrook specializes in stroke rehabilitation and has a designated Stroke Center implemented in its Emergency Department. Kingsbrook’s ER is fully equipped with tele-stroke capabilities, a 2-way, video conferencing system with stroke/neurology specialists.