Tiny camera in high-tech goggles helps speed diagnosis, save lives
They look like fancied-up swim goggles — but could save stroke victims' lives. Brooklyn Maimonides Medical Center is the first hospital in the city to obtain high-tech glasses which will make it easier for stroke teams in the emergency room to identify stroke victims who don't have the usual symptoms. "This is a big deal," said Dr. Steven Rudolph, director of the Borough Park hospital's Jaffe Stroke Center. "This will help us find stroke victims we would otherwise miss without an MRI." Stroke nurses and neurologists will be trained to start using the break-through testing device in Maimonides' ER this summer to detect a type of stroke which starts with sudden dizziness.
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