Non-Profit Trusted Source of Non-Commercial Health Information
The Original Voice of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Preventative, and Regenerative Medicine
logo logo
Stroke

Snake Venom For Stroke

19 years, 8 months ago

6510  0
Posted on Sep 30, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Dr. David Sherman and colleagues from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, report that venom from the Malayan pit viper snake, administered as a drug called ancrod within three hours of stroke onset, helped 42% of 500 stroke patients to regain significant functioning, compared to 34 percent in the placebo group.

Dr. David Sherman and colleagues from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, report that venom from the Malayan pit viper snake, administered as a drug called ancrod within three hours of stroke onset, helped 42% of 500 stroke patients to regain significant functioning, compared to 34 percent in the placebo group. The two groups of patients, however, had similar death rates three months after they started treatment.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, May 10, 2000

WorldHealth Videos