Most strokes are caused by a clot forming in an artery to the brain and if identified within 4 hours a clot busting drug can dissolve it. That’s why stroke is now called a brain attack and Time is Brain…the longer you wait after symptoms start the more brain is lost.
A study in the Netherlands shows that women are getting to the hospital slower than men and are missing out on the clot busting drugs. Maybe because they are alone and the attack happened at night when they were asleep! But it means we all need to learn how to recognise stroke. Listen in for my tips.
I’m Dr John Darcy and this is Health Check brought to you by your community pharmacist. Remember, ask your pharmacist