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UCLA Study Finds Paramedics May Be Best First Line of Defense in Treating Stroke Patients
Sierra Sun Times

A consortium led by UCLA physicians has found that paramedics can safely start providing people with medication in the first minutes after the onset of a stroke instead of waiting for them to receive treatment at a hospital. Although the drug tested, magnesium sulfate, did not improve patient outcomes, the research points to a new method for treating stroke patients quickly. For people who have suffered a stroke, immediate treatment is key — the more time that passes before the restoration of blood flow, the higher the likelihood that stroke victims will suffer irreversible brain damage.

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