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Nation’s first mobile stroke unit unveiled in Houston

HOUSTON, TX (February03, 2014)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, in partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, are unveiling the country’s first Mobile Stroke Unit Monday.

According to a news release the ambulance is equipped with a computed tomography(CT) scanner that allows a mobile stroke unit team member to quickly assess whether a patient is having a stroke caused by a blood clot and if so, the clot-buster tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) can be administered.