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Telemedicine Can Be Used For Accurate Diagnosis Of Stroke Symptoms

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October 12, 1999
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When a stroke cuts off the blood supply to the delicate tissues of the brain, time is one of the most crucial determinants of a patient's survival and overall outcome. It is so critical the neurologists use the phrase "time is brain" to stress the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment to minimize the damage of a stroke.

When a stroke cuts off the blood supply to the delicate tissues of the brain, time is one of the most crucial determinants of a patient's survival and overall outcome. It is so critical the neurologists use the phrase "time is brain" to stress the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment to minimize the damage of a stroke. In a study in the October issue of Stroke, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) show that new telemedicine technologies can be used to shorten the time required for an accurate stroke diagnosis, especially for patients in locations distant from major medical centers.


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