Although there is never a good or right time to suffer a stroke, a new study has revealed that people who ends up suffering a stroke on a weekend are more apt to receive clot-busting therapy as soon as they get to a hospital, as compared to people who suffer a stroke on weekdays.
The odds of survival, however, are more-or-less the same for both weekday and weekend suffers of strokes.
Sufferers of strokes require "emergency treatment", and for those who suffer one on a Saturday or Sunday, "waiting until Monday for aggressive treatment is not an option", said Dr. Abby S. Kazley and colleagues from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
"Anyone who thinks they are having a stroke should seek care at a hospital immediately. Individuals should not wait to seek care for stroke", Dr. Kazley said.
For the sake of study, the researchers analyzed data collected from 8,657 patients admitted to Virginia hospitals between 1998 and 2006, and conclusions were then drawn.
Many experts have been surprised by the study's findings.