Specialist drug treatment for certain stroke patients has expanded in our area.
Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital is now offering what’s known as thrombolytic stroke care.
Lori Seeley with Interior Health says having access to 24-7 CT scanning equipment is key …
Every minute counts for a patient who has had a stroke and previously the nearest site for the specialist clot-buster drug treatment was in Trail.
This does not help all patients but can reverse stroke symptoms in others.