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Published on February 03, 2014

St. Cloud Hospital Stroke Center to Provide Telestroke Services to Alexandria Starting Feb. 4

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud Hospital Stroke Center will provide Telestroke services to Alexandria starting Feb. 4. Interventional Neurologist M. Fareed Suri, MBBS, will be able to connect to the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to view patients experiencing strokes in real time on screen so interventions such as Intravenous tPA medication can quickly be administered to break up clots. Telestroke will speed treatment decisions, which will improve patient outcomes. CentraCare Health – Long Prairie, Sauk Centre, Melrose and Monticello also will have Telestroke capabilities later this winter.

About tPA

Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) is the only FDA approved drug for the treatment of acute ischemic strokes. It is considered the first line of treatment for acute ischemic stroke but it must be administered within a 3-hour window from the onset of symptoms to work best.

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