Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, second leading cause of death world-wide and the leading cause of long-term disability. Nearly 800,000 people suffer from a stroke every year in the U.S., yet many hospitals still aren’t properly equipped to handle acute stroke care. Stroke is a time-dependent, neurological emergency that can be treated if timely access to care is provided. Every minute during a stroke, nearly 1.9 million neurons are damaged, leading patients to become paralyzed, unable to speak, see or walk. This can be reversed with quicker diagnosis, treatment and transfer to the correct hospital for life-saving neurological interventions. With the costs of treating strokes expected to rise to over $184 billion by the year 2030, the American Heart & American Stroke Association has called for an increase in telestroke services such as Sevaro. With a third of Americans living over an hour away from a primary stroke center, Sevaro's telestroke services can be life-saving.