QUICK LINKS:

Stroke treatment: timing is everything

Created: 03/15/2014 5:29 PM WHEC.com

Save a minute, save a day. That's the most important message to come out of a new study on the timing of stroke treatment.

Doctors say it’s common knowledge that stroke patients need clot-busting medications quickly to have the best chance of a full recovery. Now, researchers in Australia say speeding up treatment by just one minute equals almost another two days of healthy life.

Researchers say that for every 15-minute delay in treatment, stroke survivors may lose about a month of their full ability.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Flash Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Monroe; Ontario
Expires: 7/28/2014 12:45 PM

Flash Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Livingston; Monroe; Ontario
Expires: 7/28/2014 12:45 PM

Flood Watch

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Genesee; Livingston; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Ontario; Orleans; Southern Erie; Wayne; Wyoming
Expires: 7/28/2014 5:00 PM

Rochester

Overcast
63°
68° | 63°
  • Feels like: 63° F
  • Wind: NNE 21mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Tue More sun than clouds
    73° | 53°
  • Wed Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm
    75° | 56°
  • Thu Few showers
    75° | 58°
  • Fri Occasional showers possible
    80° | 58°