Improvements made on treatments for stroke

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- While the focus is on prevention during “National Stroke Month”, there have been significant improvements in stroke treatments.

Doctor D.J. Sandhu with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls says there have been breakthroughs in the last few years.

Sandhu says the new treatments give doctors and patients more time.

Sandhu says the extra time helps with better patient responses.

Sandhu says the best treatment is cutting back on stroke risk factors like obesity, smoking and lack of activity.