New hope for stroke victims – The latest drug therapy that could prevent a lifetime of disability.

30 May 2012

Melbourne medical researchers are leading a worldwide trial on stroke therapy that could mean the difference between a patient walking out of hospital within a few days or being left permanently disabled.

Each year 60,000 Australians suffer a stroke, but only half of them get to hospital in time to be considered for a clot-busting drug that stops the brain being starved of oxygen. That means it keeps brain tissue alive, something that makes a massive difference to how well a stroke patient recovers.

View the 7.30 report on ABC