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New guidelines extend your window for a first-line stroke treatment

News briefs The American Stroke Association has made a major change to its recommendations for a first-line stroke therapy. The groupís new guidelines, published online Jan. 24, 2018, by Stroke, say that instead of having just six hours from the onset of stroke symptoms to reach into a blood vessel, grab the clot, and pull it out, doctors now have up to 24 hours to perform the procedure (depending on the circumstances). The…

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