Getting-treatment-just-15-minutes-earlier-can-save-lives-and-prevent-disabilities-for-stroke-patients Getting treatment just 15 minutes earlier can save lives and prevent disabilities for stroke patients

Getting treatment just 15 minutes earlier can save lives and prevent disabilities for stroke patients

7/18/2019

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A press release issued by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) explains that:

"Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today in JAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals - those that treat more than 450 people for stroke each year - have better outcomes than those that treat fewer than 400 stroke patients per year.  

The researchers looked at stroke patients' treatment results in light of their "door-to-puncture" time - that is, the interval from their arrival at the hospital to the time their treatment began." 


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