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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Regular Aerobic Exercise Beginning in Middle Age May Lessen Severity of Stroke in Old Age

Feb. 24, 2017 — Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in ... read more

Receiving a Clot-Buster Drug Before Reaching the Hospital May Reduce Stroke Disability

Feb. 23, 2017 — A preliminary study shows that giving a clot-busting drug in a mobile stroke unit ambulance may lead to less disability after stroke, compared to when the clot-buster is given after reaching the ... read more

Many Stroke Patients Do Not Receive Life-Saving Therapy

Feb. 23, 2017 — Many ischemic stroke patients do not get tPA, which can decrease their chances for recovery. Blacks, Hispanics, women and 'Stroke Belters' are less likely to get tPA. Patients treated in ... read more

With Mini-Vessels, Mini-Brains Expand Research Potential

Feb. 2, 2017 — Mini-brains produce networks of capillaries, an important anatomical feature for lab studies of stroke and other circulation-related brain diseases, report ... read more

Advances in Imaging Detect Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury More Frequently in Trauma Patients

Jan. 19, 2017 — Advances in diagnostic imaging technology have meant that more trauma patients are being diagnosed with blunt cerebrovascular injuries, and as a result, stroke and related death rates in these ... read more

Decreasing Cocaine Use Leads to Regression of Coronary Artery Disease

Jan. 12, 2017 — People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study now reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary ... read more

New Guideline on How to Map Brain Prior to Epilepsy Surgery

Jan. 11, 2017 — Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a ... read more

Study Unveils How Stress May Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Jan. 11, 2017 — Heightened activity in the amygdala - a region of the brain involved in stress - is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new ... read more

Computer Models Could Help Design Physical Therapy Regimens

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real ... read more

Innovative Technique to Examine Blood Vessels in 3D Help Unlock Secrets of the Brain

Jan. 4, 2017 — An important breakthrough has been made in the examination of blood vessels in the brain giving scientists a clearer understanding of how dementia, brain cancer and stroke can affect veins and ... read more

Rate of Death, Heart Attack After Noncardiac Surgery Decreases, Although Risk of Stroke Increases

Dec. 28, 2016 — Medical researchers have examined national trends in perioperative cardiovascular outcomes and mortality after major noncardiac ... read more

New Discovery May Improve Recovery After Stroke

Dec. 13, 2016 — Faster and better recovery after stroke may be the result of a newly discovered treatment strategy that created new nerve synapses in the brain—a key factor for learning. A study shows improved ... read more

How Physical Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery

Dec. 12, 2016 — Mice that had free-access to a running wheel were able to maintain ocular dominance plasticity after suffering a stroke, compared to those that didn't, new research shows. These exciting ... read more

Heart Disease Protein Linked to Brain Damage

Dec. 7, 2016 — Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain damage, according to a new ... read more

New Drug Limits and Then Repairs Brain Damage in Stroke

Nov. 25, 2016 — A potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage, researchers have ... read more

Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers

Nov. 23, 2016 — Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—are the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a new study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group ... read more

Case Study Chronicles First Brain Bleed Tied to Energy Drinks

Nov. 22, 2016 — Investigators have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a brain bleed following consumption of an energy ... read more

Popular Heartburn Medication May Increase Ischemic Stroke Risk

Nov. 15, 2016 — A popular group of antacids known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, used to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, according to preliminary ... read more

Research Suggests 'Missed Opportunities' to Prescribe Drugs for Stroke Prevention

Nov. 15, 2016 — 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 ... read more

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