Treatment Required within One Hour of Ischemic Stroke (2.1.13)

February 1, 2013
By Patton Law Practice on February 1, 2013 10:24 AM |

The new guidelines published by the American Heart Association recommend treatment for ischemic (decrease in blood supply caused by partial or total obstruction) stroke within one hour of presenting symptoms. The gold standard for treating ischemic stroke is tPA (thrombolytic drug that dissolves the clot/obstruction). Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke