*Source: American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
B.E. F.A.S.T. to Treat Stroke
Stroke patients who receive treatment (tPA or tissue plasminogen activator) within 90 minutes of symptom onset are almost 3 times more likely to recover with little or no disability.
Recently, the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association updated guidelines for acute ischemic stroke to recommend the use of stent retrievers for eligible patients. tPA is a drug that is used to dissolve a clot. Stent retrievers are used to pull the clot out.