Stroke Specialists

A new therapy can reverse brain damage--but only if you get to the right hospital, and fast

With all the promising research that has been coming out lately on stroke, it's more important than ever that you and your doctor know what to do before you or a loved one is affected. Stroke occurs when part of the brain's blood supply gets cut off. Three years ago, researchers showed that physicians can, in many cases, prevent death or permanent disability from stroke if they give the victims a drug called TPA within three hours of the first symptoms. Last week investigators using another drug therapy proved that the treatment window can be stretched to six hours. Yet most...

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