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Study: Ultrasound device may improve emergency stroke care

from HealthDay news via U.S. News & World Report

The use of a hands-free ultrasound device in combination with a clot-busting drug appears safe for patients with a common kind of stroke, a small, new study finds. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked. When this happens, the hands-free ultrasound device is placed on the patient's head and delivers ultrasound to boost the effectiveness of the clot-busting medicine tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). more

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