Vital Signs: Faster Help For Stroke Victims
Signs of a stroke require attention as soon as possible. Doctors are using videoconferencing with laptop cameras and a robotic device to save crucial time. Dr. Dion Graybeal, medical director of Baylor's stroke program, talks with KERA's Sam Baker about the latest developments.
When someone's brought into the emergency room for acute ischemic stroke - or a blocked artery to the brain - a neurologist is called in to determine treatment. But back in 2010, Baylor Healthcare System noticed a problem in providing that crucial step at a regional center in Waxahachie.