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Healio Cardiology Today has announced that optimal outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke are seen when treatment with tissue plasminogen activator occurs within the first 60 minutes after onset.

“These findings reinforce the importance of quality improvement programs to accelerate door-to-needle time, support further implementation of telemedicine systems enabling delivery of thrombolysis in rural and other front-line hospitals and provide impetus for further research on the use of mobile stroke unit ambulances equipped with [CT] scanners that enable faster, prehospital delivery of thrombolysis,” Joon-Tae Kim, MD, and colleagues wrote.

To read the full article, please visit the official Healio Cardiology Today website.

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