A research using STEMOs, (specialized stroke emergency mobile) vehicle fitted with a CT scanner, a small laboratory and thrombolysis capabilities, in Berlin provided valuable information in the evaluation of emergency care of stroke patients.
By examining patients’ 3 months post-stroke, researchers found that STEMO patients received a higher percentage of thrombolysis within the critical time following the stroke, known as the “golden hour”. In addition, the odds of patients having significant disabilities three months after a stroke was 29% lower in patients that were cared for with a STEMO.
The Berlin study proved that adding a STEMO to the stroke emergency care unit not only resulted in an increased survival rate, but also a greater chance of an independent life post stroke to patients.
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