Thrombolysis as a treatment for ischemic stroke is only indicated within the first 3 to 4.5 hours after onset of symptoms, and is more efficacious the earlier it is given.1,2 Patients must thus seek help, receive a clinical diagnosis, and reach a center of care for imaging and treatment without delay.
- clinical pathways
- prehospital emergency care
Eadie, L., Regan, L., Mort, A., Shannon, H., Walker, J., MacAden, A., & Wilson, P. (2015). Telestroke Assessment on the Move: Prehospital Streamlining of Patient Pathways. Stroke, 46(2), e38-e40. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007475