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CNN, Graffagnino discuss longer potential time window to treat stroke

Thursday, May 9, 2019

When it comes to stroke, "time is brain." Every minute delay in stroke treatment results in the loss of about 2 million neurons. Yet a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine also suggests treatment may still offer benefit in a longer time window than previously thought. CNN's Jacqueline Howard spoke with Carmen Graffagnino, MD, about why this study is "exciting" and what it means for the close to 800,000 people who have a stroke every year. Read that story here.