Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds

10/27/2017

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IV alteplase was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for acute ischemic stroke in 1996 and is known to reduce disability and improve functionality by restoring blood flow to the brain. Yet two decades later, less than 10 percent of patients receive the treatment.