Tag: stroke prevention



Stroke victims delay crucial treatment

In an ischemic stroke, a blockage in a blood vessel stops essential oxygen and nutrients from reaching the brain. (Photo/American Stroke Association) by Caleb Hellerman (CNN) — Despite public outreach campaigns, a third of all stroke patients don’t call an ambulance to get them to the hospital, leaving them vulnerable to delayed treatment and worse outcomes, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation.