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Most patients with ischaemic stroke need recanalisation treatments within three hours

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1164

It's now clear that thrombolytic drugs can improve the outlook for patients with acute ischaemic stroke, writes one neurologist from Finland, but only if they are given fast. It's up to everyone involved in stroke care to reorganise their …

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