Patients who suffered ischemic stroke lost about a month of disability-free life for every 15 minute-delay in the administration of tissue plasminogen activator, according to a study in the journal Stroke. Patients gained almost two more days of healthy life for every minute sooner that they received the drug. "'Save a minute, save a day' is the message from our study, which examined how even small reductions in treatment delays might benefit patients measurably in the long run," study author Dr. Atte Meretoja said.

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