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National Investigational Trial for Emergency Stroke Care At CDH: One Illinois Hospital Tests New Device That May Reverse Brain Damage Up to 24 Hours After Stroke
Date:10/12/2009

certified stroke center.

Stroke victims have a growing list of treatment options, but none that extend the window to a full 24 hours. The only current FDA-approved protocol, t-PA, needs to be administered within three hours of ischemic stroke symptom onset, so only about four percent of stroke patients receive it.

The Stroke and Neurovascular Program at CDH has been a Primary Stroke Center since 2006 and has received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM). The team was also recognized in 2008 with the Gold Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.

About Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology and one of the busiest surgical centers in Illinois.

For the last three consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report has included CDH on their list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category each year since 2007.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org (http://www.cdh.org) or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

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