New research about stroke care
Dr. Alexander Flint, Neuroscience, at the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, is quoted and cited in the Wall Street Journal online “HeartBeat” column written by Ron Winslow. The article, below, talks about Dr. Flint’s research that showed that stroke patients who receive statins immediately or continuously upon admission to the hospital had a significantly higher rate of survival and/or a faster return home. Aside from Dr. Flint’s research, the Wall Street Journal article below cites the growth of accredited primary stroke centers and emergency department improvements for the national decrease in stroke fatalities. Read Wall Street Journal article.
Dr. Alexander Flint was also featured in the Los Angeles Times newspaper article “Beginning statins in the hospital after a stroke increases odds of going home”. Read the Los Angeles Times article.