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Stroke treatment effective for individuals with disability or dementia: AHA/ASA


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Reuters Health - 08/04/2022 - People with a disability or dementia who experience a stroke should receive appropriate treatment, which may enable a return to prestroke levels of function, according to a new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement.  "Endovascular thrombectomy became standard of care in 2015 and showed a really powerful treatment effect that has changed the lives of stroke patients all over the world," Dr. Mayank Goyle of the University of Calgary, writing committee chair, told Reuters Health by email. "Since then, we and others have been studying various sub-groups...Patients with pre-existing disability were not included in the trials based on inclusion/exclusion criteria."


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