Stroke Treatment Should Be At Stroke Centers

January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM EDT


(WKBW/ABC News) Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the third leading cause of death for Americans, but a new study says you have a better chance of survival and a better recovery, if you are treated at one of the nation's Designated Stroke Centers.

Researchers say receiving treatment at Designated Stroke Centers is associated with a lower risk of death and more frequent use of medication that may help minimize damage to the brain.

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