‘Time is brain’: Using new apps may speed up stroke treatment


To gain precious seconds in how quickly a patient receives treatment, Pittsburgh hospitals are now using apps powered with artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk and immediately notify doctors. — Phone service photo created by rawpixel.com - www.freepik.com

There’s a saying among doctors who care for stroke patients that “time is brain”, meaning every second an artery is blocked can lead to irreversible damage in brain tissue. And while it applies to timing on the patient side, such as how fast a patient seeks medical attention after symptoms, it is also true in the hospital setting.

To gain precious seconds in how quickly a patient receives treatment, Pittsburgh hospitals are now using apps powered with artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk and immediately notify doctors.

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