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New stroke guidelines stress fast treatment, involvement of caregivers outside hospital

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Rapid treatment and vigilant, trained post-acute care providers allow the damage caused by strokes to be minimized, according to guidelines released Thursday by the American Stroke Association.

14% of strokes occur while patients are asleep, study finds

Approximately 14% of strokes happen when individuals are asleep, which represents about 58,000 emergency room visits annually, new research indicates.