Now, with other tools becoming available, it seems that the rule of speed still applies. The most recent example comes from an article about three keys to blazing fast thrombectomy:
Reduced disability with mechanical clot removal for large-vessel ischemic strokes -- as consistently seen across recent trials -- gave a clear mandate for use but also re-emphasized the need for speed.
"It's all about timing," said Patrick Lyden, MD, director of the stroke program at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.Read the whole story about the three keys. And remember - if you or someone you care about exhibit stroke signs, get to care. Fast.