Only a minority of stroke victims are being seen by doctors within the recommended timeframe

Despite the recent FAST awareness campaign, just 8% of high-risk patients surveyed attended clinic within 24 hours of symptom-onsetshutterstock_115549357

In a study, published in Age and Ageing, of over 270 patients newly diagnosed with minor strokes or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), only a minority sought medical help within the timeframe recommended by the Royal College of Physicians. This is despite the high profile FAST campaign, which was taking place at the time that the study was conducted. Continue reading