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Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Over the past few years, what we know about the treatment of stroke has taken a huge leap forward, and by effectively triaging stroke in the field, EMS providers can help save lives and reduce long-term deficits in stroke victims.

The EMS1 stroke topic contains news, research analysis, training and takeaways on EMS stroke assessment and treatment of both ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Learn more about the importance of timely triage, how systems of care have improved outcomes for stroke patients, the latest stroke assessment tools, from FAST to PHAST, how to diagnose stroke mimics, and how to reduce door to drug times.

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