Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Most people have access to stroke care, but few get recommended treatment

This is a total indictment of stroke protocols that contain one thing - tPA.  The first week should have variations on these 177 possibilities that will stop the neuronal cascade of death.
These 31 things I'm going to insist my doctor give me in the first week.
More than 80 percent of people in the United States live within an hour’s drive of a hospital able to treat acute stroke but only 4 percent get recommended treatment in the key hours after stroke.
Four out of five people in the United States live within an hour’s drive of a hospital equipped to treat acute stroke — yet very few get recommended treatment, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.
Of the more than 370,000 Medicare stroke claims for 2011 that researchers examined:
  • Only 4 percent received tPA, a drug that can reduce disability if given intravenously within three to four hours after the first stroke symptoms.
  • Only 0.5 percent had endovascular therapy to reopen clogged arteries.
More at link, try not to blow an artery reading such disgusting incompetence.

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