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Tissue Plasminogen Activator. Photo by Sublette County Rural Health Care District.
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Photo courtesy Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Telestroke Services Program talks in January
January 18 in Marbleton and January 24 in Pinedale
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
January 15, 2018

This month the community is invited to learn about Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), the most commonly used "clot buster" that can be used in the Emergency Room to dissolve blood clots that have suddenly blocked major arteries or veins and pose potentially serious or life-threatening implications.

Sublette County Rural Health Care District will introduce the Telestroke Services Program on Thursday, January 18 at 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm at the Marbleton Senior Center and Wednesday, January 24 at 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. Attendees will learn what Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) is, conditions related to TPA, side effects of TPA, the risks involved with TPA, why it isnít safe for every patient, what our providers require from patients before administering TPA, and survivability of TPA.

"Blood clots are the main cause of heart attacks and strokes," reminds Amanda Key, Practice Manager for Sublette County Rural Health Care District. "TPA works by dissolving major clots before tissue dies from lack of oxygen. Timing is very important when treating a stroke alert in our emergency room. Come learn about this cost effective medicine we offer that saves time and saves lives."

The Telestroke Services Program partners with regional affiliates, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, who supply the District's Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), and with Board Certified Neurologists from the Swedish Medical Group and Blue Sky Neurology, both of Denver, during a stroke alert.

For further information about the upcoming presentations, please contact Amanda Key at (307) 367-0018 or email amandak@sublettehealthcare.com.


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