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Doctors have more time to treat strokes

April 2, 2018

Image of CT scan showing a delayed diagnosis of a stroke

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of stroke can cause unnecessary loss of brain cells.

For years doctors believed they had just six hours to save threatened brain tissue from lack of blood flow after a stroke. A new study found they may actually have as long as 16 hours in many cases and another study found the outer limit at 24 hours for some stroke victims.  The emphasis in stroke care will still be getting patients to care as fast as possible, but this new research gives hope of getting brain-saving treatment to people who have strokes in their sleep, which makes it impossible to pinpoint when the stroke occurred, and for people who live far from medical centers where blood clots can be removed.

If you or a family member suffered a delayed diagnosis of a stroke or were not treated within the expanded time frame of these new guidelines at an Army, Navy or Air Force hospital, we can help.  Call us at 1-877-695-8757 (24/7), e-mail us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com, or fill out the short form on the right side of this page.

Source & to read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/new-research-will-radically-change-response-to-strokes/2018/01/24/

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