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Stroke Care: Treatment and Technology Update

Dimitri Sigounas, MD, discusses the new technologies surrounding stroke recognition and treatment, including the future development of portable devices that could assess stroke type and severity before the patient even arrives at the hospital.

Dr. Sigounas also explains the two different types of strokes (hemorrhagic and ischemic), stroke symptoms, and why it's crucial for stroke victims to seek care immediately in order to avoid brain cell death and reduced quality of life.