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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

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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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