Stroke Awareness: Do Your Patients Know the Signs?
New research from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations found that many Americans don't know the symptoms of stroke.
While developing the hematoma expansion prediction score, associations between hematoma expansion and blend sign, any intrahematoma hypodensity, and time from onset to noncontrast computed tomography <2.5 hours were found.
The investigators were unable to determine which type of congenital heart disease or which type of ventricular assist device, if used, played a role in mortality outcomes.
The findings from this trial are limited to only ischemic stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion who are deemed appropriate for thrombolysis.