«Timing is critical when it comes to diagnosing and treating stoke patients. “If you get a stroke, your outcome is closely tied to how fast you get treatment,” Dr. Atul Gupta, chief medical officer for image-guided therapy at Royal Philips, told MD+DI. “You lose about 2 million neurons or brain cells every minute a stroke is in progress. That is why doctors have an expression: we say, ‘Time is Brain».

«Philips hopes to make a difference in such timing with two recent developments regarding the diagnosis and treatment of stroke. First, the first patient has been enrolled in the WE-TRUST (Workflow optimization to rEduce Time to endovascular Reperfusion for Ultra-fast Stroke Treatment) trial study at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, Philips reported July 7. This trial will study whether Philips’s Direct to Angio Suite workflow coupled with Philips Image Guided Therapy System, Azurion (pictured above), can improve outcomes for early time-window stroke patients (less than six hours after stroke onset). «.

Article written by  Daphne Allen. Image courtesy of Philips



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