Mobile Stroke Units Improve Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke

Updated March 26, 2021 // Editor’s note: This story was updated with comments from Dr Mitchell S. V. Elkind of Columbia University.

Among patients with acute ischemic stroke, treatment in a mobile stroke unit (MSU) is associated with better functional outcome at 90 days, compared with standard management by emergency medical services (EMS).

Patients treated in an MSU also received thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) more quickly and more often than those receiving standard management.

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