Stroke diagnosis can be helped through telemedicine
This article was originally published in Clinica
Telemedicine could shorten the time it takes to make an accurate diagnosis of stroke in patients at local medical centres and community hospitals, according to a report in the October edition of Stroke. Time is critical for stroke treatment - thrombolytics such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can help avoid brain damage in some patients but if treatment is delayed, serious side effects can occur.
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