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Stroke: A Study of Thrombolytic Drug Therapies. Chuck R. Pearson East Tennessee State University Research in Allied Health Spring 2006. Statistics. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.

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Stroke a study of thrombolytic drug therapies

Stroke: A Study of Thrombolytic Drug Therapies

Chuck R. Pearson

East Tennessee State University

Research in Allied Health

Spring 2006


Statistics

Statistics

  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.

  • On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 45 seconds; every 3.1 minutes, someone dies of a stroke (Stroke Statistics, 2006).


Treatments

Treatments

  • Currently, there is one approved drug-therapy treatment for ischemic stroke called tissue-type plasminogen activator, or tPA.

  • There is a new ‘clot busting’ treatment on the horizon called desmodus rotundus plasminogen activator, or DSPA derived from vampire bat saliva.


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • More research still needs to be completed, but the outlook for DSPA looks very promising. This is excellent news for the public because it gives us a much better chance of surviving a traumatic ischemic stroke, and to avoid a life-long debilitation that often results.


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