This Finger Prick Test Could Potentially Save Your Life!
Cutting The Treatment Time
We all know that the “golden hour” after a stroke strikes is very crucial and the suitable treatment must be given to the patient immediately after diagnosed. Most of the time, the diagnosis process is very lengthy and sometimes might potentially increase the chance of getting permanent brain damage.
With this innovative device, the patient can be diagnosed under just five minutes and it could be done in the ambulance.
A new finger-prick test could be a lifesaver for stroke patients as it dramatically cuts diagnosis time to under five minutes. By avoiding the need for time-consuming scans, it means treatment to reduce permanent brain damage can begin earlier — ie, in the ambulance before the patient arrives at hospital. The device, which is similar to those used by people with diabetes to check blood sugar levels, is being trialled on 375 NHS patients and could be approved for use in hospitals by early next year.
The device, which is similar to those used by people with diabetes, is being trialled on 375 NHS patients and could be approved for use in hospitals by early next year.
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Are you all excited for the releasing of this great life saver tool?