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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

Effectiveness of Treatment for Individuals With Brain Injury or Stroke

July 20, 2016 — New articles 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 ... read more

Electronic Tablets Speed Stroke Care During Patient Transport, Study Finds

July 1, 2016 — The approach was just as accurate as a bedside assessment by a neurologist, which could allow for better transport decisions by the EMS team and potentially faster treatment of the patient once at ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Scientists report promising 90-day outcomes for stroke patients with large-vessel clots who underwent thrombectomy or clot removal using the direct-aspiration, first pass technique (ADAPT). ... read more

Genetically Inherited High Cholesterol Increases Long-Term Risks of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke

June 29, 2016 — People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease. These patients also may be more ... read more

New Devices Causing 'Paradigm Shift' in Stroke Care

June 24, 2016 — New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients, report ... read more

Digital Strategies Show Promise for Emergency Heart and Stroke Care

June 22, 2016 — A new scientific statement reviews current research on the effectiveness and safety of using mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing to improve emergency heart and stroke ... read more

Blacks With AFib at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes

June 22, 2016 — Blacks with atrial fibrillation have nearly double the risk of stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease and mortality from all causes than their white counterparts, new research ... read more

Pipeline Device Can Treat Challenging 'Distal Anterior' Brain Aneurysms

June 21, 2016 — A recently introduced technology called the Pipeline Embolization Device can provide a less-invasive approach for difficult-to-treat aneurysms of the arteries supplying blood to the front of the ... read more

Aspirin Versus Blood Thinners in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Stroke Risk

June 20, 2016 — More than one in three atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at intermediate to high risk for stroke are treated with aspirin alone, despite previous data showing this therapy to be inferior to blood ... read more

June 17, 2016 — In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain's protective blood-brain barrier and ... read more

Statin Drugs Reduce Infection Risk in Stroke Patients, Report Suggests

June 16, 2016 — Statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients, report researchers. Patients on statins upon admission to hospital, or early in their stay, had significantly lower risk ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein that is naturally found in high levels among adolescents, can help prevent arteries from clogging, researchers have discovered. They say that ... read more

Sleep Disorders May Predict Heart Events After Angioplasty

June 15, 2016 — People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, ... read more

Migraine as a Risk Marker for Stroke, Heart Attack

June 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has now been able to establish the following: female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine. Their findings are based on an ... read more

MicroRNA May Help Control Arterial Thrombosis

June 14, 2016 — A research team has investigated the role of miR-181b in blocking the development of arterial thrombosis. The new findings have implications for heart attacks, stroke and peripheral artery ... read more

Stroke Damages Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier, Researchers Find

June 13, 2016 — Researchers investigating the short and long-term effects of ischemic stroke in a rodent model have found that stroke can cause long-term damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier, which provides a ... read more

Being Female Increases Stroke Hospitalization Risk by 23% in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

June 9, 2016 — A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke than ... read more

June 8, 2016 — Standard and intensive blood pressure treatments were equally effective in the emergency treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, an ... read more

Mobilizing Mitochondria May Be Key to Regenerating Damaged Neurons

June 7, 2016 — Boosting the transport of mitochondria along neuronal axons enhances the ability of mouse nerve cells to repair themselves after injury, researchers have discovered. The study suggests potential new ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Middle aged African-Americans are more likely to die of stroke than are whites, not because of differences in care after stroke, but because blacks are having more strokes. Researchers suggest ... read more

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