American Heart Association

Awardee has seen stroke treatment transform

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The patient, young and pregnant, arrived at the hospital with a severe stroke. She couldn’t speak, comprehend or move the right side of her body.

When Jeffrey Saver, M.D., started his career decades earlier, there would have been little he could do to help the woman. […]

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Paramedics may be first source of treatment for stroke patients

A first-of-its-kind study has found that it is possible for paramedics to safely give intravenous medications to stroke patients in the early minutes after symptoms start.

In the government-funded study, published Feb. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that although starting a drug called magnesium sulfate […]

February 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |1 Comment