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WAKE-UP study a wake-up call for acute stroke care

Interview with Prof. Götz Thomalla, Chief Physician, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

08/08/2018

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Prof. Götz Thomalla

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Within 4.5 hours after a stroke, the chances are highest for a successful treatment with a drug that dissolves the blood clot in the brain.

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More patients will have access to thrombolysis, thanks to the examination protocol that has been developed in the WAKE-UP study.

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