tPA http://publicradioeast.org en Combating North Carolina's High Stroke Rate http://publicradioeast.org/post/combating-north-carolinas-high-stroke-rate <p>A feature report on the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes.</p><p>Stroke – it’s feared, its deadly, and it’s debilitating.&nbsp; As far as statistics are concerned, you’re more likely to have a stroke if you live in the South.&nbsp; In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Carolina.&nbsp; And our state is considered to be the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt, which includes several states in the southeast part of the country where stroke death rates are significantly higher than the rest of the United States.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:58:07 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 10546 at http://publicradioeast.org