Navigation Links
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds
Date:4/30/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of people having a stroke don't call 911, even though that's the fastest route to potentially lifesaving treatment, a new study reports.

"Prompt diagnosis and early management is essential to decrease morbidity and mortality after stroke," said lead researcher Dr. James Ekundayo, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

"If about one-third does not arrive by ambulance, the implication is that they will have delayed evaluation and treatment with lifesaving drugs," Ekundayo said.

For patients with ischemic stroke -- a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain -- prior research has shown that administration of clot-busting drugs within two hours of symptom onset greatly reduces the odds of disability three months later. Ischemic stroke is more common than hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel bleeds into the brain.

The study -- published April 29 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes -- looked at how more than 200,000 stroke patients arrived at hospital emergency rooms from 2003 to 2010. About 64 percent arrived by ambulance and the rest used other forms of transportation, the researchers found.

Patients who used emergency medical services (EMS) had shorter pre-hospital and in-hospital delays, the study found. "They arrived early, had prompter evaluation and received more rapid treatment," Ekundayo said.

Time to treatment is faster partly because EMS notifies the receiving hospital about the patient, "and the emergency room staff is ready to act as soon as the patient arrives," Ekundayo added. EMS teams also know which hospitals have advanced stroke care and can take patients directly there.

Calls to EMS were less frequent among minority groups and in rural areas, the researchers fo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Predictors identified for rehospitalization among post-acute stroke patients
2. Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?
3. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
4. Mobile Stroke Units Might Trim Time to Treatment
5. Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
6. Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
7. Cedars-Sinai stroke team earns award for improving regions quality of care
8. Procedure gives patients with A-fib who cant take blood thinners alternative to reduce stroke
9. Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
10. Elderly women with irregular heart beat at higher risk for stroke
11. Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds 
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Healthpointe is proud to ... M.D., is now treating knee and hip joint disorders ... , Long Beach, and La Mirada. Dr. Stanley Katz ... and hip joint disorders as well as chronic conditions ... in returning his patients back to their normal lives. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... While deep learning was the topic of ... (GTC) , the CEO of one start-up spoke passionately about ... lifespan well beyond the generally-agreed ceiling of 120 years. , ... one of 12 companies recognized as the hottest GPU-powered startups ... GTC Emerging Companies Summit have business models focused ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... On March 19, 2015, at ... Lions wide receiver Herman Moore, hosted “Fighting Addiction ... substance abuse, treatment options and the recent changes ... pastors, ministers and bishops from local churches as ... , “Our ‘Fighting Addiction Together’ luncheon was informative ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... UK (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 GenSight, ... it has appointed Sean Fitzgerald, a former technology and ... Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer. , Mr ... education technology innovator, EverFi, backed by Amazon founder and ... founder Evan Williams. Prior to EverFi, he was a ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... When struck with the aftermath of a trucking ... begin. The latest eBook released by Dax Jones ... victims a clear and concise process for obtaining the ... injury claim is seen through to successful completion. , ... should be taken immediately following the trucking incident. From ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 3Health News:InSilico Medicine, Inc. Stands Out from High Tech Startups at 2015 GPU Conference 2Health News:InSilico Medicine, Inc. Stands Out from High Tech Startups at 2015 GPU Conference 3Health News:LiveToBeSober.org Hosts Conference on Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery at Ford Field 2Health News:GenSight Appoints Former Technology Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Dax Jones Updated eBook on Trucking Accidents Offers Helpful Information to Crash Victims 2
... , MURRIETA, Calif., Sept. 16 Forterus ... drug and alcohol rehabilitation and a variety of other behavioral healthcare ... has updated its web sites at www.forterushealthcare.com ... , , "It is very important that visitors ...
... ... of scientifically targeted nutritional stacks developed by Max Muscle Sport Nutrition available online at ... Anaheim, CA ... of all time, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition athlete and UFC 106 heavyweight title contender Shane ...
... ... summarized within Smart But Feeling Dumb, Dr. Levinson,s groundbreaking research effort has demonstrated ... ADD, Dyspraxia, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic, etc.) all result from a signal scrambling dysfunction ... - 85% of treated patients respond favorably to inner-ear-enhancing medications and nutrients. ...
... Sept. 15 The following was released today by True Torah Jews: ... are concerned about the ongoing accusations of an Israeli hospital, Hadassah, against ... at 50 W. 58th St. this Wednesday, September 16 at 3:30 PM. ... half years of age, was hospitalized at Hadassah on and off for ...
... ... stockholders, agree on ten crucial issues at the center of the health care debate, according ... ... Two groups that drive the American economy, small business owners and stockholders, agree on ten ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 15 The phrase "High Five" has a ... also about the importance of losing weight. , , ... http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=aHmxldfx7n1A1TL9XeQmBSEb7YP2NUTr , , Registered journalists can ... use at http://www.mediaseed.tv . , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Forterus Inc. Launches Updated, Improved Web Site 2Health News:UFC Title Fight Has Stacked Advantage 2Health News:UFC Title Fight Has Stacked Advantage 3Health News:UFC Title Fight Has Stacked Advantage 4Health News:Back to School - Dramatic Medical Help and Hope for the Learning Disabled 2Health News:Back to School - Dramatic Medical Help and Hope for the Learning Disabled 3Health News:American Jews to Protest Against Hadassah Hospital 2Health News:Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll 2Health News:Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll 3Health News:Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll 4
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. ... of Directors has approved the grant of an aggregate ... company employees and consultants of the Company pursuant to ... are set to expire on the tenth anniversary of ... on the third anniversary of the date of grant ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Telbec/ - Russell Williams , President of ... the 2015-2016 Quebec Budget, noting the fiscal discipline and ... industry. However, the association is concerned about the decline ... government,s intent to strive for a balanced budget this ... Quebec,s economic development is encouraging," said ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Biopharmaceutical Industry Leads Manufacturing Sector in R&D ... top as the country,s manufacturing leader in innovation and ... According to the  analysis , the industry had the ... decade, accounting for 27 percent of average annual R&D ... Video on Medicare Part D - Medicare Part ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 2Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 3Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA 2
... NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2011 ... research report is available in its ... of Leading North American Diagnostic Imaging ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0593524/Strategic-Assessments-of-Leading-North-American-Diagnostic-Imaging-Market-Players.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Imaging This report ...
... LONDON, August 22, 2011     ... help CAHs catch up   with   their urban counterparts in ... California   data spill shows risk of online health records ... towards Healthcare IT and its current challenges? Ambitious national healthcare IT ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Strategic Assessments of Leading North American Diagnostic Imaging Market Players 2Strategic Assessments of Leading North American Diagnostic Imaging Market Players 3Strategic Assessments of Leading North American Diagnostic Imaging Market Players 4Strategic Assessments of Leading North American Diagnostic Imaging Market Players 5Strategic Assessments of Leading North American Diagnostic Imaging Market Players 6Innovations in E-Health & Informatics Europe: The Need for a European EHealth Strategy 2
One inch disposable patch electrode uses a specially formulated adhesive solid gel. Reusable lead wire with snap connector provides economic benefits. Ideal for sleep studies where leg movement or EK...
... Made with elastic fabric, these head cap ... need to begin testing. Each Electro-Cap System ... the International 10-20 System. When you place ... are using with your head cap system ...
... When testing takes you into the OR, ER, ... protection of Cadwells new shielded electrodes. Keeping noise ... and paired disc electrode has a special shielded ... the damaging effects of 60-cycle interference. That means ...
... 3 (Binocular Indirect Ophthalmo-Microscope) incorporates the principle of ... a view of up to 130 degrees of ... the eye may be rotated freely so that ... Even surgery through small pupils is possible. ...
Medicine Products: