Buster Quickly, Study Shows

February 11, 2015 2:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More community hospitals are giving a powerful clot-busting medication to stroke victims, improving their chances of survival and recovery, new research shows.

These local hospitals are becoming more comfortable using the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue-plasminogen activator) due to a new treatment scheme known as "drip and ship," said study author Dr. Kevin Sheth, chief of the neurocritical care and emergency neurology division at Yale School of Medicine in...

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