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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

When it comes to treating a stroke, every moment counts. 

Covenant Medical Center now has a robot designed to connect University of Iowa doctors with stroke patients in Waterloo. 

The telestroke robot has a video screen, a pan-tilt zoom camera, and stethoscope, so doctors and patients can have one-on-one interactions even if they are miles away from each other.

Today, Covenant tested the robot in a mock drill. It is now ready for patients who come in with stroke symptoms. 

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