TODAY   |  August 23, 2013

Prompt response after stroke can change your life

Researchers in Finland have found that responding to a stroke within the first 90 minutes of an attack can have substantial impact on lifelong aftereffects. The study shows that stroke victims who were treated with clot-busting medication within the 90-minute timeline had little to no disabilities three months later.

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>>> taking a look at the headlines, new research on the importance of quick treatment after a stroke. it could be the difference between a full recovery or life long disability. researchers followed 7,000 stroke patients for 14 years. those that suffered a mild to moderate stroke and were treated with clot busting medication within the first 90 minutes had little to know disability three months later.