More stroke patients may receive crucial treatments under new guideline

Stroke treatment photoAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association Guideline

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24, 2018 – More patients could be eligible for critical treatments to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes, according to a new treatment guideline issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The guideline, based on the most recent science available, was published in the Association’s journal Stroke, and released during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, the premier global meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the prevention and treatment of stroke.

A major new recommendation increases the window of time for selected patients who are eligible to have blood clots mechanically removed from vessels supplying the brain.

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