What is AR SAVES?
Stroke Assistance Through Virtual Emergency Support
A telemedicine program that links emergency room doctors at a participating hospital to specially trained stroke specialists via live, two-way video, available 24-hours a day. Led by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health, the Arkansas SAVES program helps ensure treatment of stroke patients.
Ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke, can be treated with a clot-buster that dissolves blood clots obstructing blood flow to the brain. People must get to the hospital FAST in order to receive treatment.