Study: Clot-busting drugs work 4.5 hours after stroke

10/21/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study found the treatment window for giving stroke patients clot-busting drugs that can protect their brain from damage may extend to 4.5 hours after the attack. An accompanying editorial cautioned that "time is brain" and the drugs should be administered by emergency department staff as soon as possible.

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