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Stroke Intervention (Medical Update)

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David Langer, MD, Director, Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and Jeffrey Katz, MD, Co-Director, Stroke Center , Chief, Vascular Neurology, discuss stroke—the third leading cause of death in the United States. Topics include identfying the warning signs and symptoms, the types of strokes (including transient ischemic attack or TIA), treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and how it has changed stroke care, the importance of locating a designated stroke center, the latest technology in clot-busting, secondary treatment beyond typical stroke and reducing the risk of stroke.

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