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Nearly 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year – one every 40 seconds. It is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. From cooling the brain to infusing stem cells, UTHealth is working hard to change that. An international leader in research and clinical care, UTHealth was one of the original sites in the ground-breaking trial that found tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) could help stroke patients. Researchers are now studying autologous stem cells, drugs that can be used in combination with tPA, other potential clot-busters and brain cooling for stroke. The UTHealth Department of Neurology Stroke Team has also established a strong telemedicine program that takes the best of clinical care and research to outlying hospitals and their patients. UTHealth neurologists continue to work with partners including the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital to bring cutting-edge care to patients. 

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