Latest Thrombolysis Stories
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan.
A hands-free ultrasound device combined with a clot-busting drug was safe for ischemic stroke patients in a phase II pilot study.
Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold.
Women with clot-caused strokes are less likely than men to arrive at the hospital in time to receive the best treatment.
In a study that included nearly 60,000 patients with acute ischemic stroke, thrombolytic treatment (to help dissolve a blood clot) that was started more rapidly after symptom onset was associated with reduced in-hospital mortality and intracranial hemorrhage and higher rates of independent walking ability at discharge and discharge to home.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month.
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