Thursday, August 04, 2016

Keys to survival include speed and expertise

Where are stroke centers? Click here for a map and a list, at least according to The Internet Stroke Center.

It stands to reason that stroke centers are the place to take stroke patients - as long as you can get to one relatively quickly. Read here about the question are stroke centers life savers?:
The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.
But that benefit was only seen if stroke patients got to a stroke center in less than 90 minutes, the study authors said.
"Treatment of stroke is very time sensitive. As the saying goes, time is brain," said lead researcher Dr. Kimon Bekelis.
"So the faster you intervene, the faster the patient recovers," he said.

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