When a stroke patient enters the emergency room, it's a race against the clock. Those who receive the clot-busting drug tPA within 60 minutes of experiencing symptoms have the best chance of avoiding brain damage or death, but studies show that only 30% of patients eligible for this treatment get it in time. But that response can be sped up, according to studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hospitals can speed stroke treatment, but it's not easy
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