Innovations Speed Prehospital Stroke Diagnosis
In a disease where seconds count, quicker diagnosis allows faster care, which saves lives and improves quality of life for stroke survivors.
Companies are addressing this need in various ways. One of the most intriguing is a visor that uses electromagnetic waves to assess the volume of fluid in the brain. A difference in volume between the right and left hemispheres indicates a stroke has occurred. In studies, the wireless device was able to diagnose a severe stroke with 92 percent accuracy in about 30 seconds.