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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

First Systemic Evidence for Safety of tPA in Stroke Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Apr. 11, 2017 — Adult patients with sickle cell disease who experience a stroke caused by a clot (i.e., ischemic strokes) can be treated safely with tissue plasminogen activator if they qualify, report ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Evolocumab Significantly Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Events

Mar. 17, 2017 — Evolocumab, one of the new targeted PCSK9 inhibitor drugs that has been shown to dramatically lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, also significantly lowers the ... read more

New Study Finds Antithrombotic Therapy Has No Benefit for Low-Risk Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Mar. 17, 2017 — Findings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients' risk of suffering a stroke within five ... read more

Reduced Dose of Warfarin Alternative May Help Prevent Strokes in Dialysis Patients

Mar. 16, 2017 — In dialysis patients who took 2.5 mg of apixaban twice daily, blood concentrations of the drug were maintained at therapeutic ... read more

Underuse of Anti-Clotting Therapies Common Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Who Have a Stroke

Mar. 14, 2017 — Inadequate use of anticoagulation therapies was prevalent among patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced a stroke, according to a ... read more

Depression Doubles Long-Term Risk of Death After Heart Disease Diagnosis, New Study Finds New Study

Mar. 13, 2017 — Depression is the strongest predictor of death in the first decade following a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, according to a new ... read more

Rapid Blood Pressure Drops in Middle Age Linked to Dementia in Old Age

Mar. 10, 2017 — Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years ... read more

Telemedicine Ambulance May Deliver Faster Stroke Care

Mar. 8, 2017 — When experiencing a stroke, people who are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a CT scanner and telemedicine capabilities are evaluated and treated nearly two times faster than people taken ... read more

Saving Brain Cells from Stroke

Mar. 3, 2017 — A neuroprotective compound tested in rats provides two-pronged protection for brain cells during stroke and improves physical and cognitive outcomes in the treated animals, report ... read more

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

Study Supports Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

Feb. 23, 2017 — A retrospective study indicates that missed stroke diagnoses can be significantly reduced by adding balance and vision problems to the list of presenting symptoms commonly known as ... 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

Heart Risks in Middle Age Boost Dementia Risk Later in Life

Feb. 22, 2017 — Heart disease risk factors in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia in later years. Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle ... read more

Exercise Can Significantly Improve Brain Function After Stroke

Feb. 22, 2017 — Structured physical activity training after a stroke effectively improves brain function. Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Stroke is the leading cause of disability in older adults in the United States, but research is now pointing the way to recovery for people who are relearning how to ... read more

New Test May Quickly Identify Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With Underlying Brain Damage

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new test using peripheral vision reaction time could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a ... 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

Research Suggests Way to Improve Stroke Treatments

Jan. 27, 2017 — Working with animal models, researchers now have demonstrated the potential of giving a drug in combination with tPA that might improve stroke outcomes and increase the window of opportunity for the ... read more

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