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What advancements are on the horizon for stroke treatment?

Removing blood clots in the brain with devices is an advancement on the horizon for treating stroke, however there are challenges of studying this procedure.

There is a shortage of stroke specialists in the country, so if you don't live in a big city, you're very unlikely to have a stroke specialist at your hospital. However, telemedicine has really become a standard of care that allows stroke specialists to beam in and evaluate people wherever they might be in any ER setting to help doctors make the best decisions. A stroke specialist—even via telemedicine—can make quicker and more accurate decisions with better outcomes.

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