More Stroke Patients Get Clot-Busting Drug But Barriers Remain

Getting people to seek immediate treatment is a major hurdle, experts say

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Dr. Roger Bonomo, director of stroke care at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said that although there is room for improvement, "it's good news that tPA is being used more."

But obstacles remain. "We need to get people to come to the hospital sooner rather than waiting a while to see if the stroke symptoms get better on their own," he said.

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Find out about stroke's warning signs at the American Heart Association.

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