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Clot-removing treatment can benefit more stroke patients

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  Research

TIME IS BRAIN. That’s long been the message from stroke experts — that faster is better when it comes to how quickly people with stroke symptoms get emergency treatment. It’s still the best advice. But unfortunately, many stroke patients fail to get emergency care within the recommended window of time. Now a large new study finds that more people than previously thought can benefit from an emergency clot-removal procedure for the most common type of strokes, and that some patients saw significant improvement even as long as 16 hours from the start of symptoms. Previously, it was thought that patients …Read More >

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