Service changes 'could benefit 750 heart patients per year'

Service changes 'could benefit 750 heart patients per year'

Changes to the current services for stroke victims could save 750 victims from death or lifelong dependency every year, according to a new report carried out for the Irish Heart Foundation.

The ESRI study revealed the bill for treating stroke patients could top €1bn this year.

However, the report suggested the figure could be slashed by €13m if there were general access to stroke unit care and assessment for the clot-targeting treatment, thrombolysis.


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