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Lives lost with every 15 minute delay in thrombolysis after acute stroke

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3962 (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3962

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Adults with acute ischaemic stroke need thrombolysis within 4.5 hours, but even within that time frame those treated sooner do significantly better than those treated later, according to a study from the US. Among almost 60 000 patients given …

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