A Quicker Treatment For Stroke Victims
A vital step in treating stroke victims is injecting thrombolysis. Unfortunately, for the average patient, it takes about 90-minutes from emergency call to administering the shot. A pilot trial of injecting thrombolysis in the ambulance can reduce that time by about a third, however.
As Eleanore McDermid of News-Medical reports, ambulances would not only need to be outfitted with special equipment but would also need special staff to be able to operate fully. That might be a hindrance in the full adoption of the pilot trial.
It seems, though, that when a faster, more efficient treatment is discovered, the medical community finds a way to incorporate it eventually.