You can completely blame your doctors and stroke hospital for this. Decades ago they should have gotten research going into stopping the neuronal cascade of death in the first week. That would have resulted in much less dead and dying neurons, which would in turn mean that the therapy you get would have a much better chance of working. But don't you know that this meme from a couple years ago means you were well treated with your therapy.
Treat obviously does not mean cured or anything close to 100% recovery. 100% recovery is the only stroke goal and someday I'll be able to present that to 'stroke leaders'.
- ↵* These authors contributed equally to this work.
- Received March 28, 2018.
- Accepted in final form August 2, 2018.
- Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology.