What does “Time is Brain’ mean? – Raul Guisado, MD – Neurologist

What does “Time is Brain’ mean? – Raul Guisado, MD – Neurologist


– Time is brain. This is something that was
coined many years ago now, and is our mantra. The idea here is that
once you have a stroke, there are two components to the stroke. There’s one part of
the brain that is dead, and it cannot be recovered. And that happens within
a few minutes sometimes. It depends on the site of the stroke and depends on the anatomy of the blood vessels in
that particular person. But then there is a large area of brain that is not getting enough blood. And that part of the brain is potentially salvageable, if we can restore the
circulation promptly. It has been estimated that
millions of nerve cells die every 15 minutes that we delay restoring the circulation after a stroke. So the idea here is that the soonest we can
restore the circulation, the better the outcome because we can minimize
the overall damage.

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