Stroke Centre – Mackenzie Health, York Region District

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As a District Stroke Centre, they are the only hospital in York Region who provide the clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and assess for eligibility to have a clot removal surgery called Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT). Patients who are eligible to receive tPA are given this drug at Mackenzie Health. Those who are eligible for EVT are sent to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for further assessment. Once all emergency treatments are completed, every effort is made to return patients to a hospital that offers specialized stroke care and is closest to their home.