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Clot removal effective even after six hours

It is good news; until 2018, we knew that neurosurgeons can salvage living neurons only if they remove the clot within six hours of the block. Now, we know it is not so. They can go ahead with the operation if a patient is ready for the surgery even after six hours. About the study This finding was published in the The New England of Journal of Medicine in 2018. An eminent group of US researchers conducted this study recruiting stroke patients from 32 stroke centres; so, it was a multi-centre study. They compared recovery levels of two groups of…

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What does the “golden hour” mean in stroke care?

Imagine the following trail of events: you start to observe one or more F.A.S.T. stroke symptoms and signs in a person; you call an ambulance; emergency responders arrive at the scene; they determine of a stroke; they rush the person to a stroke unit; the person is treated with a blot clot-dissolving medication.  If all these events occur within the first hour from the time of detection, that is the golden hour. This is because of every passing second matter. Ans this is why we call, “Time is Brain”. Read about it more on the “Journeys to the Brain” series. Time…

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