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A star is born: Lesser-known brain cell takes center stage
A new method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer's and depression.
June 6, 2017
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A-fib patients at lower stroke, death risk with early cardiology care
Patients who receive cardiology care within 3 months of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation may be at much lower risk of stroke and premature death, compared with patients who receive primary care, a new study finds.
June 27, 2017
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AFib Patients May not Always Need Blood Thinners
If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say
October 18, 2016
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After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues
Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds
February 22, 2017
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Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds
Blood condition is common among older patients
August 16, 2016
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Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis, study finds
Investigators have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, the process underlying heart attacks and strokes.
July 20, 2016
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Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?
Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care? a new study analyzed data for a national group of Medicare beneficiaries and calculated travel time to evaluate the association of seven-day and 30-day death rates with receiving care in a PSC.
July 25, 2016
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Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve MRI Imaging of Strokes
High resolution MRI scans of the brain can take around thirty minutes to perform, but in the case of a stroke this can be much too long to wait. Typically, if MRI is used, a stroke patient is rushed through so that fewer imaging slices are taken, resulting in a much lower quality image.
June 21, 2017
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At long last, stroke patients can be monitored at home, using a sensor suit
It may soon be possible to accurately monitor and analyze how stroke patients move during everyday life. this involves the use of a new suit fitted with 41 sensors, plus the infrastructure needed to transmit, store and process all of the data collected. this technology and information will make it possible to improve the rehabilitation process and cut healthcare costs.
November 30, 2016
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Better AFib Treatment Might Prevent Strokes
Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks
May 15, 2017
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Brain changes after stroke may lead to increased preference for alcohol, research suggests
Although it is known that excessive alcohol intake (more than two drinks per day) is a risk factor for stroke, there hasn't been much scientific study about how alcohol-related behavior might change after a stroke has occurred. When researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine looked into the issue, they found that strokes in a certain part of the brain increase alcohol-seeking behavior and preference for alcohol.
May 31, 2017
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Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke
It is not only babies who benefit from breast-feeding; a new study finds that the practice may lower a mother's risk of heart disease and stroke.
June 22, 2017
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BUSM scientists map active human apoptosome to provide better understanding of cell death
Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, plays a central role in the maintenance of human health by providing a line of defense against unrestricted cell growth that occurs in many cancers and AIDS as well as in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke.
October 4, 2016
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Can shingles raise the risk of heart attack?
Research finds that shingles increases the risk of heart attack and stroke in the months and years after diagnosis. Although the reasons for this connection are not clear, the authors hope to raise awareness among clinicians.
July 4, 2017
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Caring for elderly stroke survivors costs an estimated $40 billion per year
Burden continues to grow as baby boomers age
August 02, 2016
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Childhood stroke study identifies the contraceptive pill and smoking as risk factors
Researchers are calling for clear guidelines on childhood stroke after a study, published in the November issue of Acta Paediatrica, found wide variations in time lag to diagnosis, investigation and treatment.
November 1, 2010
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Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFib
For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the risk of thromboembolism (a condition when a blood clot forms and blocks an artery, which can cause a stroke or other complications) according to an observational study.
March 19, 2017
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Combination of two innovative rehabilitation approaches may enhance movement function after stroke
Used in combination, two innovative rehabilitation approaches can promote better long-term recovery of arm and hand movement function in stroke survivors, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
March 8, 2016
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Commonly-used stroke prevention drug may not control blood clotting over long term
Warfarin prescribed to prevent strokes in atrial fibrillation may not adequately control blood clotting over the long-term, even when patients have been historically stable on the drug, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
August 09, 2016
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Deadly Spider Venom Might Protect Us from Deadly Strokes
Funnel web spiders are a perplexing bunch. the eight-legged Australian creatures can kill with their venom, but are simultaneously required for creating the antidote. Now, it turns out their venom might have another purpose--protecting the brain from the damaging effects of a stroke.
March 21, 2017
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Does carrying extra weight offer better survival following a stroke?
New study finds protective effect of obesity after a stroke
June 29, 2017
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Early menstruation linked to higher stroke risk
Women who started their periods at the age of 13 or younger, are about 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke, than those who started at the age of 15. These women are also more at risk for cerebral infarction, in which a section of brain tissue dies due to reduced blood flow and oxygen. this is according to research recently published in the journal Neuroepidemiology.
February 7, 2017
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Early treatment for stroke patients could help prevent disability and improve chances of recovery
Following the onset of a stroke, restoring blood flow to the brain as quickly as possible is critical for preventing disability and improving the chances of recovery. this crucial window for treatment is a narrow one - about 4 ½ hours - and the earlier the treatment, the better the outcome.
November 16, 2016
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Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows
A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not significantly improve their recovery within the first three months, researchers report.
March 19, 2017
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EmboTrap II Clot Retriever for Acute Ischemic Stroke Cleared in Europe
Neuravi, a company out of Galway, Ireland, won the European CE Mark for its EmboTrap II Revascularization Device to treat acute ischemic stroke. the device is made to trap clots, deliver TICI 2b-3 reperfusion, and consistently grab onto the clot as it's removed from the patient.
September 12, 2016
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Endovascular therapy may be effective treatment for distal stroke clots
Endovascular therapy for disabling strokes caused by a blockage in a more distal portion of a large vessel is effective and possibly superior to best medical management, according to a large multicenter retrospective study by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
September 13, 2016
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EVA Park Virtual World Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speaking Skills
City University London researchers have developed a game-like virtual world for people with post-stroke speech impediments to practice their communication skills. Called EVA Park, the virtual world resembles Second Life, but is focused on getting the player to communicate with characters about mundane everyday things.
August 19, 2016
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Flu vaccine reduces risk of hospital stay for stroke, heart failure for Diabetes patients
People with type 2 Diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine may be less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, according to new research.
July 25, 2016
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Functional deficits caused by mini-strokes can last longer than previously thought
Evidence overwhelmingly supports a link between cognitive decline and cerebrovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
January 16, 2017
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Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases
Head injuries can adversely affect hundreds of genes in the brain that put people at high risk for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, post-traumatic stress disorder, stroke, ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia, life scientists report. the researchers have identified for the first time potential master genes which they believe control hundreds of other genes that are linked to many neurological and psychiatric disorders.
March 6, 2017
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Heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk
Study latest to raise health concern for popular proton pump inhibitors
November 16, 2016
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Helistroke service: Flying the physician to the stroke patient works
Flying a stroke specialist by helicopter to a nearby stroke patient for emergency care is feasible, saves money and, most importantly, gets critical care to patients faster than transporting the patient to a hospital first, according to a single-patient, proof-of-concept study.
May 3, 2017
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Hemorrhagic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When this happens the brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.
April 25, 2017
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Higher neighborhood advantage contributes to lower risk of stroke for all races, study finds
A higher neighborhood advantage, or socioeconomic status, of where a person lives contributes to a lower risk of having a stroke no matter the person's race, according to findings published in the Oct. 14 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
October 19, 2016
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Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability
A human protein combined with stem cell therapy has been found to repair stroke damage to the brain, according to a new USC-led study on mice
August 22, 2016
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Hormone replacement therapy linked to lower risk of atherosclerosis and death in women
Hormone replacement therapy has long been controversial as studies have associated it with health benefits and risks. While some studies suggest that it lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves some aspects of heart health, others link it to higher risk of cancer and stroke.
March 9, 2017
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How physical exercise aids in stroke recovery
Engaging in voluntary physical exercise helps protects the brain it from the damaging effects of a stroke, shown in mice
December 12, 2016
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Improved access to Primary Stroke Centers may lead to better outcomes in stroke patients
Physicians and families of stroke victims often have to make quick decisions about whether to treat patients locally or refer them to a more distant Primary Stroke Center (PSC). Until now, there has been little information to help guide them.
July 25, 2016
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Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer
What is the global impact of stroke?
December 13, 2016
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Intento's system allows patient to take the lead in stroke rehabilitation
Every year, 17 million people worldwide suffer strokes, and a third are left paralyzed on one side of their body. But current rehabilitation solutions are not always effective in improving mobility declines after the first few months. this is where EPFL startup Intento comes in with a new device that can help patients regain mobility in their arms.
May 9, 2017
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Interruptions to rehab program after stroke or brain injury may be preventable, study reports
Patients in inpatient rehabilitation after a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury have significant rates of interruptions of their rehab program–often including being transferred back to the hospital for treatment of complications, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. the journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
September 28, 2016
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Ipsihand, a Stroke Rehab Device That Deduces Intention Directly from Brain
Many post stroke patients end up with an upper extremity that doesn't cooperate, requiring the brain to relearn how to use it. This can be a difficult process often requiring a lot of mental stamina, so there's a lot of efforts underway to help improve the speed and quality of recovery. At Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed and tested a stroke rehabilitation system that reads brainwaves and in turn controls a robotic device attached to the affected arm.
June 6, 2017
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Is prehospital stroke treatment associated with better outcomes?
A new study on the use of stroke emergency mobile ambulance
August 25, 2016
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Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors
A stroke, or "brain attack," happens when blood flow to the brain is cut off.
June 26, 2017
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Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that triggers brain cell death from strokes and injuries
Despite their different triggers, the same molecular chain of events appears to be responsible for brain cell death from strokes, injuries and even such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's.
October 7, 2016
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Lack of Stem Cells: Key to Repeat Miscarriages?
Potential clues to recurrent loss might found in lining of uterus, researchers say
March 8, 2016
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Leading cause of stroke in young going untreated, and it shouldn't, study finds
Risk of Gamma Knife treatment often far outweighed by mounting risk of stroke
March 8, 2016
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Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival
Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds
December 14, 2016
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Living at high altitudes linked to lower risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome
Could something as simple as the geographic area in which you live contribute to your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, or suffering a stroke?
January 30, 2017
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Magnesium supplementation could help reduce risk of strokes, Diabetes and heart disease
A study by scientists at Zhejiang University in China claimed that eating a magnesium rich Mediterranean diet could combat a range of diseases (such as strokes, Diabetes and heart disease) linked to magnesium deficiency. However, they also explained that the daily requirement for magnesium is difficult to achieve through a single serving of any one food item.
December 14, 2016
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Many stroke patients experience unnecessary delays in presentation to medical services
A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms.
August 22, 2016
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Marijuana use associated with increased risk of stroke, heart failure
As marijuana legalization spreads, better understanding of side effects is needed
March 9, 2017
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Marijuana use may raise stroke, heart failure risk
In the United States, marijuana is becoming increasingly legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes. However, new research warns of the harms of marijuana use after finding that the drug may have negative implications for cardiovascular health.
March 10, 2017
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MGH scientists develop software that provides automated support for diagnosing cause of stroke
Determining the cause of an ischemic stroke - one caused by an interruption of blood supply - is critical to preventing a second stroke and is a primary focus in the evaluation of stroke patients. But despite that importance, physicians have long lacked a robust and objective means of doing so.
March 29, 2017
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MicroRNA-210 stabilizes deposits in carotid artery to prevent stroke risk
The molecule microRNA-210 stabilizes deposits in the carotid artery and can thus prevent them from tearing, and prevent dangerous blood clots from forming. this is what scientists headed by Prof. Lars Mägdefessel, Professor of Vascular Biology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and head of a junior scientist group in the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered. Their results open up new treatment approaches to reduce stroke risk in patients with carotid arteries at risk of rupturing.
May 3, 2017
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Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again
Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack
November 15, 2016
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Mind-Controlled Computer Retrains Stroke Victims' Brains to Help Them Move Again
Imagine having the technology to help patients with physical impairments retrain their minds to recover motor skills. Now, what if I told you this could work for people with significant brain injuries--like a stroke--as well?
May 26, 2017
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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
Device reads brain signals, converts them into motion
May 26, 2017
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Multi-user virtual reality world can improve communication in stroke survivors with aphasia
A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London.
August 12, 2016
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Multiple births linked to improved stroke recovery
The results of a new study have shown that while female mice that give birth multiple times have an increased risk of stroke, they also recover better following stroke than mice that have never been pregnant.
June 29, 2017
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Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery
Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy
March 1, 2017
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New app offers support to clinicians on rehabilitation strategies for stroke patients
A new, first-of-its-kind app is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke.
April 12, 2017
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New anti-inflammatory drug reduces death of existing brain cells then repairs damage after stroke
Researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered that a potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage.
November 24, 2016
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New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients with no CVD symptoms
Introducing biomarker into clinical practice could enable more effective prevention of cardiovascular disease
June 16, 2017
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New drug limits and then repairs brain damage in stroke
A potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage, researchers have discovered.
November 24, 2016
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New research gathers more evidence for innovative stroke treatment
Medicine could transform treatment of brain swelling in stroke
March 18, 2016
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New study finds link between periodontal disease and lacunar stroke
A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas lacunar infarct is a type of cerebral small vessel disease that can lead to a stroke.
July 19, 2016
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New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered
Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. they suggest that their findings will increase our understanding of the brain's biology and of diseases such as dementia and stroke.
May 2, 2017
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People with high levels of four biomarkers may have increased risk for stroke
People with high levels of four biomarkers in the blood may be more likely to develop a stroke than people with low levels of the biomarkers, according to a study published in the August 24, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
August 25, 2016
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Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women
But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why
October 22, 2016
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Race May play Role in Recurrent Stroke
Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites
February 22, 2017
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Racial differences in inpatient procedures after stroke
Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. some procedures have a curative intent to heal the patient, while others are life-sustaining procedures. a new study has found that minority patients were more likely to undergo the four life-sustaining procedures than white patients. However, the odds of undergoing IVT and carotid revascularization - those procedures with curative intent - were lower for minority patients, according to the results.
July 25, 2016
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Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age
Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in life.
February 24, 2017
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Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke
Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
March 31, 2017
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Research shows the Apple watch can detect an early sign of heart disease
A new study indicates that the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can accurately recognize atrial fibrillation, which often has no symptoms but can lead to stroke.
May 11, 2017
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Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention
An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed them.
November 15, 2016
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Research suggests way to improve stroke treatments
Approach may offer potential for safer and more effective removal of blood clots
January 27, 2017
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Researchers develop new 4D flow imaging technique that helps predict stroke risk
Affecting 33.5 million patients worldwide, atrial fibrillation is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. as if having an irregular heart beat wasn't troubling enough, patients with atrial fibrillation are also much more likely to have a stroke.
October 7, 2016
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Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans
People who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors to determine the location and extent of the damage. Researchers who study the effects of strokes would love to be able to analyze these images, but the resolution is often too low for many analyses.
June 21, 2017
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Researchers explore effectiveness of neurorehabilitation for individuals with brain injury or stroke
In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading researchers explore the effectiveness of several neurorehabilitation treatments for individuals with brain injury or stroke. a number of published articles have covered the issue of efficacy of neurorehabilitation, but only a few have discussed the issue of effectiveness.
July 20, 2016
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Restriction on trans fats in foods could reduce rates of heart attack and stroke
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a study led by a Yale researcher. this finding suggests the benefit of limiting trans fats could have widespread impact as trans fat restrictions are set to expand nationwide.
April 12, 2017
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Revised blood pressure targets for Diabetes patients may increase number of stroke patients
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. this may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart attack, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. the new study is the world's largest on the subject and is based on data from the National Diabetes Register.
August 23, 2016
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Saving brain cells from stroke
P7C3 compound protects mature and newborn neurons in rats, and also improves physical and cognitive outcomes, following stroke
March 3, 2017
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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients
Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care – but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. a high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery.
November 30, 2016
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Single dose of siRNA molecule offers protection against heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients
Even a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL cholesterol - one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
March 30, 2017
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Sleep Apnea Mask Fails to Curb Heart Risks
CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found
August 30, 2016
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Small molecule prevents blood clots without increasing bleeding risk
Breakthrough study finds novel mechanism behind blood clots that could help prevent heart attacks and strokes
May 31, 2017
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Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn't want anyone coming into his home, and he didn't think he needed any help.
June 15, 2017
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Spider venom messes with our brains--and may help protect them from harm
Australian funnel-web spider venom peptide protected rats" brains hours after stroke.
March 19, 2017
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Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage
A peptide derived from spider venom could be key to preventing brain damage caused by stroke, according to the results of a new study.
March 21, 2017
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Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors
Cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attacks and strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Diabetes and smoking, but have not yet had a heart attack or stroke, according to a large-scale analysis of clinical trial data led by the OHSU Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center.
November 14, 2016
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Stroke Care: Randomized penumbra 3-D trial of next generation stent retriever meets primary endpoints
Data also highlight frontline effectiveness of aspiration using Penumbra System for stroke revascularization
July 27, 2016
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Stroke patients heading directly to endovascular centers could get treatment faster
Nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated
July 27, 2016
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Stroke prevention may also reduce dementia
Ontario's stroke prevention strategy is also reducing incidence of dementia among people 80+
May 1, 2017
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Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young
Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say
November 23, 2016
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Strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol, research suggests
Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research.
May 31, 2017
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Study identifies increasing hospitalization rates, risk factors for acute ischemic stroke in young adults
A new article published by JAMA Neurology examines acute stroke hospitalization rates in younger adults 18 to 64 by stroke type and patient age, sex and race/ethnicity, along with associated risk factors.
April 10, 2017
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Study identifies ten potentially modifiable risk factors for stroke
Ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide, but regional variation should be considered, says study
July 19, 2016
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Study Links Sleep Problems to Stroke Risk, Recovery
Treating sleep difficulties may reduce the threat, neurologist says
August 03, 2016
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Study results show reduction in disability from stroke up to 24 hours of onset
Mechanical removal of blood clot plus medication found to be better than medication alone
May 17, 2017
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Study shows prehospital thrombolysis delivered in STEMO improves outcomes in stroke patients
When treating a patient with stroke, every minute counts. a specialized stroke ambulance (Stroke Emergency Mobile or STEMO) allows physicians to start specific treatment, such as thrombolysis, at scene. a recent study conducted by researchers from Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin investigated whether this earlier response time leads to an improved prognosis
August 25, 2016
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Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe
Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says
January 30, 2017
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Thyroid hormone level may identify people at risk for atherosclerosis
For the first time, researchers have linked high levels of thyroid hormone in middle-aged and older people to higher risk for atherosclerosis, a condition in which arteries become clogged up and which is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. the new study does not say that raised thyroid hormone leads to atherosclerosis, but it does suggest that it could help to identify people at higher risk for the condition.
April 3, 2017
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Time window to help people who have had a stroke longer than previously shown
Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used to remove blood clots from stroke patients within six hours for people to benefit. But new research finds that the procedure has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke.
September 28, 2016
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Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attacks, Strokes
Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say
April 12, 2017
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Transcranial direct current stimulation assists chronic stroke rehabilitation
Adding ipsilesional anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to upper limb rehabilitation delivers motor improvements in chronic stroke patients that last for at least 3 months, a randomised trial shows.
March 18, 2016
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Transplanted neurons incorporated into a stroke-injured rat brain
Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability -- but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. Researchers have taken a step in that direction by showing that some neurons transplanted into the brains of stroke-injured rats were incorporated and responded correctly when the rat's muzzle and paws were touched.
January 23, 2017
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UCLA-led study shows treatment can provide benefits up to 7.3 hours after onset of stroke
Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. and the use of stent retrievers – devices that remove the blood clot like pulling a cork out of a wine bottle – has proven to be a breakthrough for removing the life-threatening blockage of blood flow to the brain.
September 28, 2016
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UNIST introduces new robotic tool to improve mobility of stroke survivors
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a new robotic tool for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors. Their robotic-assisted rehabilitation therapy, combined with standard rehabilitation, is expected to improve the mobility of patients surviving a stroke.
June 9, 2017
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UT Southwestern researchers discover protein that leads to brain cell death during stroke
One particular protein is the final executioner of events that result in the death of brain cells during stroke, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center and their collaborators report. this finding could ultimately lead to new ways to protect against brain damage.
October 7, 2016
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Updated AAN guidelines state closure not recommended for individuals with stroke and heart defect
An updated recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based closure should not be routinely recommended for people who have had a stroke and also have a heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a channel between the top two chambers in the heart.
July 28, 2016
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Where you live could determine risk of heart attack, stroke or dying of heart disease
People living in parts of Ontario with better access to preventive health care had lower rates of cardiac events compared to residents of regions with less access, found a new study.
April 3, 2017
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With mini-vessels, mini-brains expand research potential
Mini-brains produce networks of capillaries, an important anatomical feature for lab studies of stroke and other circulation-related brain diseases, report invesitagors.
February 2, 2017
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