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L.A. County Paramedics Begin Using Stroke Centers

Patients will be routed to one of 10 hospitals that have a specialized stroke neurologist available at all times. Officials hope the new policy will save lives.

Paramedics on Monday began transporting suspected stroke victims in Los Angeles County to the nearest certified stroke center, a change that officials hope will save lives and brings L.A. into line with other urban counties in the state.

The policy shift will route patients to 10 hospitals, including one in Orange County, that have a specialized stroke neurologist available at all times.

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