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Quick Response to Stroke Yields Positive Outcome

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Uploaded on Apr 9, 2010

Barnes-Jewish Hospital's stroke treatment team helped Darnell Marshall walk out of the hospital with no after affects only 4 days after his stroke. For more information about stroke treatment, visit http://www.barnesjewish.org/neuroscie...

Darnell Marshall had a stroke on April 2. Two weeks prior, he had received a warning. He was trying to write his name and he felt as if he could not write it. Doctors later determined that this may have been a mini stroke. He was told that within 90 days, he would most likely have a stroke.

When Darnell had a stroke on April 2 and called an ambulance, he was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. When he arrived at the hospital, the acute stroke team was waiting for him. Doctors explained that he was eligible to receive the drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This drug can be administered to patients that meet specific criteria and assists with breaking down blood clots.

On April 6, Darnell walked out of Barnes-Jewish Hospital with no major after effects, thanks to the fast work of EMTs and the Barnes-Jewish stroke treatment team.

For more information about stroke, visit http://www.barnesjewish.org/neuroscie...

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