by Kathy Jones on  December 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM General Health News
 Now, Stroke Treatment Through Television!
With the number of stroke related deaths rising in India, an American neurologist has designed a novel technique to treat the condition through television.

Dr Majaz Moonis, who studied at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that a large number of stroke patients die because they do not get the required medical treatment in time. Dr Moonis went on to say that the first six hours after a patient suffers a stroke is crucial since there is still a chance that the patient can be saved.

Around eight hospitals in Germany have agreed to be part of the telemedicine programme where in a trained medical operator is connected to a neurologist when a stroke patient is brought to the telestroke centre.

"The stroke patient is taken to the nearest stroke centre, where we have a trained medical operator connected to a neurologist. The patient is administered with the medicine that dissolves the clot quickly", Moonis said.

Source: Medindia

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