Five Questions With: Dr. Brian Silver

"ONE OF my goals is to increase the percentage of stroke patients who receive early treatment with clot-busting drugs. We know that the earlier these medications are given, the better the outcomes," said Rhode Island Hospital Stroke Center Director Brian Silver. /
Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death across the United States after heart disease and cancer, as well as the leading cause of disability, wreaking havoc physically and mentally. In Rhode Island, 421 people died from stroke in 2006. Nationwide, about 795,000 strokes occur each year, killing 137,000 people. Last year, following the advice…

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