MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad (NVERS) recently brought a 78 year old male experiencing symptoms of a stroke to Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair.

The patient was given t-PA and then transported to the Neurointerventional Lab where Dr. Daniel Walzman performed an acute mechanical thrombectomy and successfully removed a clot.

Immediately following the procedure, the patient was able to move both arms and both legs and follow commands he was given. He was then admitted into the ICU.

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Given patient confidentiality laws, this is as far as this story can go, but it serves as a reminder of the work the volunteers at NVERS do every day of the year.