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If you suspect a stroke, BE FAST!

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On World Stroke Day, RapidAI is committed to creating awareness about stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing nearly 133,000 people annually. It is also the leading cause of severe long-term disability in the U.S. However, many don't know how to recognize the signs of a stroke.

Every minute a stroke goes untreated, 1.9 million brain cells die. Therefore, a stroke must be treated as a medical emergency. The longer the stroke victim waits to get to the emergency department, the lower the chances of having a full recovery. 

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Why is it better to call 9-1-1 rather than drive to the hospital?
 
When Emergency Medical Services get to your location, they immediately start with patient assessment and treatment. It also puts a series of events in action at the nearby certified stroke center to provide the best possible care from when the patient arrives.
 

Fortunately, advances in stroke care are saving several lives from severe disabilities.

Roughly 9 out of 10 strokes are caused when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain, leading to the symptoms mentioned above. The clot prevents the brain tissue from getting lifesaving oxygen and nutrients. This type of stroke is known as an ischemic stroke. 

Patients with ischemic stroke may receive drugs designed to break the clots and undergo innovative surgical procedures to remove the clots, saving lives and reducing severe disability. Advanced imaging tools and artificial intelligence allow physicians to understand what is happening inside the brain when the stroke occurs and provide the proper treatment.

Early recognition of the signs of stroke becomes crucial to ensure stroke patients get the best possible treatment and attain full recovery.

RapidAI is committed to pushing boundaries in stroke patient care and providing physicians with advanced imaging and workflow tools to treat stroke patients.

Topics: Stroke
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