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In 1995, an NIH-funded clinical trial established the first FDA-approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke treatment.The drug tPA, if given within 3 hours of stroke symptoms, reduces the risk of more hemorrhaging, and maximizes the potential for patient recovery.

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Title
NIH Fact Sheet: Stroke
Authors
National Institutes of Health
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