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Latest primary stroke Stories

2010-05-03 06:00:00

DALLAS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke; 610,000 are first attacks. However, six out of ten Americans do not know which hospitals offer specialized treatment for stroke -- despite the number of stroke-certified hospitals nearly doubling since 2006, according to an American Stroke Association survey. In a survey of 1,000 people throughout the United States, 58 percent said they don't know if hospitals in their community are stroke certified but 72...

2010-02-24 14:10:26

Penn study shows 135 million americans in danger, points to medical helicopters to transport more victims to primary stroke centers faster PHILADELPHIA "“ When stroke strikes, choking off blood supply to the brain, every minute counts: Nearly 2 million neurons die each minute a stroke is left untreated, making it a race to recognize symptoms so that lifesaving "clot-busting" drugs can be administered. Forty-five percent of Americans "“ 135 million people -- are more than an hour...