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Interactive timeline: Walk through the history of major developments, discoveries and milestones of stroke care

Learn how we got to where we are with stroke care today through our historical timeline

Sponsored by Medtronic Neurovascular

By Yoona Ha, EMS1 BrandFocus Staff

Stroke care has come a long way since the early days. Stroke was long a condition many didn’t understand and was once even treated by bloodletting, a practice of taking blood from a patient with therapeutic intent.

Fast-forward to today, and prehospital providers across the nation have many tools in their arsenal to assess and transport patients to care quickly.

Here’s a timeline of the history of stroke care:

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