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Minutes Count When Treating Stroke Victims

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Save a minute ... Save a day. That's the most important message to come out of a new study on the timing of stroke treatment.

It's well known that stroke patients need clot-busting medications quickly to have the best chance of a full recovery. Now, researchers in Australia say speeding up treatment by just one minute equals almost another two days of healthy life.

But for every 15-minute delay in treatment, stroke survivors may lose about one month of their full ability.


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