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New recommendations for stroke systems of care - American Stroke Association policy statement

2019 30 May

Approximately 7.2 million Americans 20 years or older have had a stroke. Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a new or recurrent stroke each year. A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S., and someone dies of a stroke every four minutes.   According to a policy statement published by the American Stroke Association, and published in the journal... Read more

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Streamlining Faster Care for Stroke Patients

2017 04 Apr

For stroke patients, getting the right treatment fast is important. A new protocol, developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, aims to ensure that stroke patients are brought to "the right facility to get the right therapy in the right amount of time." The new Severity-based Stroke Triage Algorithm for emergency medical... Read more