Council revises guidelines on using anti-clotting drugs during stroke

05/28/2009 | Google

The American Heart Association Stroke Council revised its guidelines to extend the time during which patients can get anti-clotting drugs upon experiencing stroke symptoms. The change to 4¼ hours comes after a European study showed that anti-clotting treatments benefit stroke patients beyond the current three-hour window. The revision could increase the number of people who get these drugs, experts said.

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