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Lowest Ontario stroke mortality rate ever translates to 60 fewer deaths per year

June 1, 2016 – The Ontario Stroke Network’s 2014-15 Stroke Report Card shows the province`s stroke mortality rate is the lowest ever reported, making the province a leading jurisdiction in Canada.

The report card shows the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has seen a steady decline over the past decade in the prevalence of stroke. Champlain leads the province with 1.2 cases per 1,000 residents.  This result translates into fewer admissions every year among residents — a key indication that prevention strategies appear to be working.

When strokes do occur, Champlain LHIN patients benefit from fast and effective treatment at every step of the care process. The Champlain LHIN’s “door-to-needle” time, getting stroke patients their clot-buster drug (tissue plasminogen activator, TPA), is 46 minutes. This time is among the best in Ontario.

The Ottawa Hospital is the regional hub for acute and specialized stroke care in the Champlain LHIN. To view the report card, released by the Ontario Stroke Network and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, go to the Ontario Stroke Report Card, 2014/15.

Anyone suffering from any of the following early warning signs of stroke should call an ambulance immediately. Learn the signs of stroke:

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ACE is it drooping?

ARMS can you raise both?

SPEECH is it slurred or jumbled?

TIME to call 9-1-1 right away