Stroke: Historical Review and Innovative Treatments

ABSTRACT Ischemic strokes, caused by lack of blood flow to the brain, are a leading cause of death or disability. Rapid intervention to restore blood flow improves the likelihood of a favorable outcome. ¬†Factors that affect the development of permanent neurologic injury include the length of time with reduced blood flow, the degree of reduced flow, and the vulnerability of the affected cells to ischemia. Current treatments may be ineffective after the initial three hours […]