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.

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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.
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