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Clot extraction possible up to 24 hours in stroke patients

01-Apr-2018

Key points from article :

The American Stroke Association made a major change to its recommendations for thrombectomy.

Earlier the window period for clot extraction was 6 hours from symptom onset.

The revised guidelines extend this 6 hour window period to 24 hours.

Helpful for people who suffer a stroke while sleeping and therefore unsure when the symptoms began.

The study was published in Stroke journal.

With new research evidence these guidelines will be revised for the better

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Institute

Division of the American Heart Association dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke.

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Medial journal providing research for academics and clinicians.