For victims of stroke, time is of the essence. Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke can lead to irreversible brain damage when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off. Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator (tPA) offers a treatment that can break up the blood clot to help blood flow to the brain, however, only 2-7 percent of eligible recipients will receive the life-saving treatment in time. Mobile stroke treatment units are hitting the road in parts of Germany and the United Stats, and can administer tPA quicker in up to 30 percent of patients, with immediate, life-saving treatment.

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