Reperfusion via intravenous alteplase or mechanical thrombectomy reduces the damage of an acute ischemic stroke, but these treatments must be administered within a narrow time frame after onset of symptoms and not all patients can safely receive reperfusion. Larger hospitals typically have on-call stroke teams that quickly assess patients with suspected stroke; patients receiving care at hospitals without this expertise may be less likely to receive appropriate treatment.1 Telestroke has emerged as a potential solution by which remote stroke experts guide local emergency physicians through the neurological examination, review of imaging, and management decisions.1
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Richard JV, Wilcock AD, Schwamm LH, et al. Assessment of Telestroke Capacity in US Hospitals. JAMA Neurol. 2020;77(8):1035–1037. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1274
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