Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 08, 1997
New "Protective" Drug Reduces Disability From Strokes Caused By Blood Clots
ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 8 -- First came drugs to break apart clots that can cause a stroke when they block an artery carrying blood to the brain.

TPA In Stroke Pays For Itself In Health-Care Savings
Clot-dissolver tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) can reduce the disability of people who survive an ischemic stroke, one caused by a clot that blocks an artery carrying blood to the brain.
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