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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.
A new study from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine has found that, when delivered via ultrasound, the natural enzyme plasmin is more effective at dissolving stroke-causing clots than the standard of care, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA).
Certified Primary Stroke Centers are three times more likely to administer clot-busting treatment for strokes than non-certified centers.
Stroke patients are three times more likely to receive clot-busting medication if treated at a certified stroke center.
When someone has a stroke, time equals brain.
Millions of Americans take aspirin or other drugs every day to reduce their risk of heart attacks or other problems caused by blood clots.
A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty.