Stroke - The need for speed
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This section includes information and resources about Acute Ischaemic Stroke for journalists: Boehringer Ingelheim press releases, background information, related press kits and a collection of images and videos.
NICE recommends treatment with alteplase is started as early as possible, within 4.5 hours of onset of ischaemic stroke symptoms
Boehringer Ingelheim gains approval of extended 4.5 hour time-window for Actilyse® in acute ischaemic stroke for majority of EU countries*- For non-UK and non-US media
Early administration of Aggrenox® is effective and safe after acute ischaemic stroke or TIA- For medical media, outside the US only
Boehringer Ingelheim and the World Stroke Organization announce partnership in the World Stroke Academy- For medical media, outside the US only
ECASS 3 study receives recognition from the European Stroke Organisation and The Lancet- For medical media, outside the US only
Blood clots in the atherosclerotic plaque break away from the vessel wall and enter circulation.
After an ischaemic stroke there are two areas of brain injury: the core and the penumbra.
The image on the left shows a light-coloured area where blood flow has been restricted due to ischaemic stroke.