Healthy Partners Articles
Improving Stroke Outcomes
Healthy Partners, Fall 2019
There’s a saying in stroke medicine: Time lost is brain lost. In
the case of an ischemic stroke, for example, every 15 minutes that passes
between a patient’s onset of stroke and their receiving a clotbusting
drug costs the patient almost a month of living free from disability.
Thanks to a tool called telemedicine, this debilitating situation is changing
for the better.
Healthy Partners, Winter 2019
When blood stops flowing to part of the brain because of a clot or a bleed,
millions of brain cells begin to die within minutes. And while dead brain
cells can’t regenerate, new protocols are helping people get treatment
sooner and improving outcomes for stroke victims who receive care within
24 hours of first having symptoms.