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Women less likely to receive critical care after a stroke, MSU researchers find

Source: news.msu.edu Posted By: postg0 3486 days ago

Women are 30 percent less likely than men to receive a critical clot-busting drug that can limit brain damage after a stroke, according to a Michigan State University study.

The study findings were presented Feb. 19 in San Diego at the International Stroke Conference, organized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, first approved as a treatment in the mid-1990s, is a potent blood thinner used to dissolve artery-clogging clots,....

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