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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

July 27, 2016 — Rats' blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke, compared to recovery after a minute of breathing secondhand ... read more

Stroke Care: Randomized Penumbra 3-D Trial of Next Generation Stent Retriever Meets Primary Endpoints

July 27, 2016 — The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D ... read more

Stroke Patients Heading Directly to Endovascular Centers Could Get Treatment Faster

July 27, 2016 — Time is critical when it comes to ischemic stroke treatment: Patients need to receive certain treatments within six hours to maximize their chances of the best possible outcome. A new study assessed ... read more

Workforce Processes Prior to Mechanical Thrombectomy Vary Widely, New Study Finds

July 26, 2016 — Mechanical thrombectomy, a leading type of neurointerventional stroke treatment where a device can remove a blood clot in minutes, is essential for people experiencing a stroke, who stand to lose 2 ... read more

Flow Diversion Improves Vision Among Patients With Paraclinoid Aneurysms

July 26, 2016 — Aneurysms of the paraclinoid region of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the interventions used to treat them often result in visual impairment. Researchers, however, found that flow diversion ... read more

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

July 11, 2016 — Understanding the networks of connections between brain regions and how they are changed by a stroke is crucial to understanding how stroke patients heal, according to new research. The types of ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Imaging all of the brain's connections after stroke in addition to imaging only the areas of cortical tissue damage could better predict which patients will have language deficits and how severe ... read more

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer's

July 1, 2016 — While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased ... 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

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