Which patients with ischemic stroke are most likely to use emergency medical services (EMS)?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Most of the patients who call EMS are those who present within 3 hours of symptom onset. Calls to 911 and the use of EMS are associated with shorter time periods from symptom onset to hospital arrival. [77, 78]


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