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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Apr. 23, 2015 — Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and ... read more

How to Stop a Stroke in Its Tracks

Apr. 23, 2015 — New minimally invasive surgical devices called stentrievers are enabling brain surgeons to stop strokes in their ... read more

UK Research Cash for Dementia, Stroke Still Way Too Low, Experts Say

Apr. 13, 2015 — The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still way too low when compared with the economic and personal ... read more

Clot-Busting Drug Benefits Stroke Patients, Brain Scan Study Shows

Apr. 9, 2015 — A drug that breaks up blood clots in the brains of stroke patients could be used more widely than at present without increased risk, a brain scan study suggests. It had previously been thought that ... read more

Strokes Can Double the Likelihood of Attempted Suicide

Apr. 8, 2015 — Stroke patients can be up to twice as likely to commit suicide compared with the rest of the population, and the risk of attempted suicide is highest within the first two years after a stroke. ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A drug discovery could hold promise in the fight against the devastating effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Scientists, using a animal model, have completed research to suggest that the drug ... read more

Stroke Classification System Called TOAST Is Easy to Use and Effective

Apr. 7, 2015 — A stroke classification system called TOAST is easy to use and effective, neurologists report. TOAST is used to classify ischemic strokes, which are caused by blood clots and account for about 85 ... read more

Common Antidepressant Increased Coronary Atherosclerosis in Animal Model

Apr. 6, 2015 — A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study. Coronary artery atherosclerosis ... read more

Presence of Heart Pouch May Explain Strokes of Unknown Origin, Study Finds

Apr. 1, 2015 — A pouchlike structure inside the heart's left atrial chamber in some people may explain strokes that otherwise lack an identifiable cause, according to researchers. Stroke is the leading cause ... read more

Genetic Variability in the Platelet Linked to Increased Risk for Clotting

Mar. 31, 2015 — Coronary heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States, are diseases associated with heightened platelet reactivity. A new study in humans suggests an underlying ... read more

Neurological Diseases Share Common Blood-Brain Barrier Defects

Mar. 30, 2015 — Although stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury each affect the central nervous system differently, a new study finds that they share ... read more

New Score Predicts Heart Disease and Stroke Risk for Anyone in World Aged Over 40

Mar. 25, 2015 — For the first time, scientists have developed a new risk score that can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in persons aged 40 years or older in any world ... read more

New Stent Devices Fight Strokes

Mar. 25, 2015 — In certain stroke patients, a new device called a stent retriever can reverse symptoms and limit stroke damage. The "stentriever," deployed with a catheter, restores blood flow and ... read more

Outcomes for Stent Vs Medications for Narrowed Artery Within the Brain

Mar. 24, 2015 — Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis (narrowing of an artery inside the brain), the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) ... read more

People Who Suffer Migraine Headaches May Be at Double the Risk of Stroke

Mar. 24, 2015 — People who suffer migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in migraine sufferers who smoke. And ... read more

Blood Test Can Help Identify Stroke Risk Following Heart Surgery

Mar. 23, 2015 — The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study has found. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Researchers conducted four studies to gauge the health effects of the hostile-dominant personality style compared with the warm-dominant style. Their findings are bad news for aggressive ... read more

Use of Anti-Clotting Drug More Than 3 Hours After Stroke Should Be Re-Evaluated, Say Researchers

Mar. 17, 2015 — Advice to use the anti-clotting drug alteplase more than three hours after an acute stroke should be re-evaluated, say researchers. Most major stroke guidelines support use of alteplase up to 4.5 ... read more

Scientists Make Surprising Finding in Stroke Research

Mar. 16, 2015 — Scientists have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related ... read more

Long-Term Ticagrelor Cuts Risk of Future Events After Heart Attack

Mar. 16, 2015 — Adding the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor to aspirin as long-term therapy after a heart attack significantly reduced the rate of subsequent death from cardiovascular causes, heart attack or stroke, ... read more

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