Stroke

The need to get the right patients to the right hospital transforms this medical issue into an organizational one - Dr. Mitchell Elkind

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A Fast Track to Treatment for Stroke Patients

After a stroke, timing is everything in the race to save the brain, yet many patients aren't diagnosed and treated quickly enough to prevent permanent disability or death.

Now many hospitals are adopting new strategies to speed up care, which studies show improves the odds for patients who have a stroke caused by a clot obstructing blood flow to the brain. Using technologies such as video conferencing and mobile robots, neurologists are able to order and review tests, evaluate patients remotely, and start critical procedures, in some cases while a potential stroke patient is still en route to the ER.

Fast communication means people can rapidly get an intravenous drug that…

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