Historically, patients underwent acute stroke treatments according to strict time guidelines. But thanks to recent advancements in stroke research, more patients are becoming candidates for clot-busting drugs and endovascular therapy at specialized centers like Barrow Neurological Institute.
A stroke can happen to anyone at any time. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Millions of nerve cells in the brain die every minute that a stroke goes untreated, which increases the risk of lasting neurological deficits.