Why is Diagnosis and Treatment Urgent?
When stroke occurs, nearly two million brain cells are lost with each passing minute. Left to run its natural course, a stroke can result in permanent brain damage.
More than 80 percent of strokes can be effectively treated with the FDA-approved, clot-busting drug known as tPA. When tPA is administered within three hours of a stroke caused by a blood clot, this medication may dissolve the blood clot and treat the stroke. It can mean the difference between permanent disability and a full recovery, making it essential that individuals arrive at the hospital within one hour of experiencing stroke symptoms.
For more information about Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Stroke Center, call 732-324-4970.
To schedule a stroke awareness presentation or health screening for your community organization, call 732-324-5351.