August 14, 2018 In 1993, neurologist Camilo R. Gomez, MD, coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: “Time is brain!” “Unquestionably the longer therapy is delayed, the lesser the chance that it will be successful,” Dr. Gomez wrote in an editorial 25 years ago. “Simply stated: […]Continue Reading ...
A blood clot forming in the carotid artery. Credit: copyright American Heart Association In 1993, neurologist Camilo R. Gomez, MD, coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: “Time is brain!” “Unquestionably the longer therapy is delayed, the lesser the chance that it will be successful,” Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJuly 25, 2018 A new study has found that people who feel dizzy when they stand up from lying down or sitting positions, are more at risk of developing dementia or stroke. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Neurology. Image Credit: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock Feeling dizzy […]Continue Reading ...
July 24, 2018 A new study, presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 15th Annual Meeting, found that new stroke imaging technology could decrease delays in care by up to 60 minutes, giving patients a better chance at making a full recovery. The study, New Multiple CT Assessment of Acute Stroke Patients: Are […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 Every year, up to 1.3 million people in Europe suffer a first stroke. Acute stroke treatment strategies such as acute treatment of patients in a stroke unit, intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular treatment significantly improve the outcome for patients with ischaemic stroke and thus reduce its socioeconomic burden. However, reliable data on access […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 A study performed by Brazilian researchers and published in the International Journal of Biometeorology showed that falling temperatures may be accompanied by rising numbers of deaths from stroke, especially among people over 65. The authors also found that in the case of older people, the incidence of stroke associated with colder weather […]Continue Reading ...
Press Release Embargoed Until: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 After more than four decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Not only has progress slowed among most demographic groups and states, […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African Americans — but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn’t. It’s a new layer on the study and treatment of these inherited conditions affecting red blood cells, and experts say it should prompt […]Continue Reading ...
Most of us take it for granted that we can sense where our bodies and limbs are, even in the dark. Yet scientists don’t know exactly how that sense, called proprioception, works. Now, Stanford mechanical engineers are working to better understand proprioception — in the hope of one day helping people for whom sense has […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 CERENOVUS Launches Next Generation Stent Retriever at Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) Annual Meeting CERENOVUS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced the first patients have been treated with its new EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device since it became commercially available in the U.S. EMBOTRAP II is a next-generation stent […]Continue Reading ...
July 25, 2018 Erlanger Health System, a multi-hospital health system based in Tennessee have announced a partnership with Viz.ai., a leading applied artificial intelligence company, to transform stroke care. The Erlanger Stroke Center is one of the foremost stroke centers in the nation. Erlanger has partnered to use Viz LVO, a cloud-based artificial intelligence system […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 — Stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to a study published in the July 24 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Stuart J. Head, M.D., Ph.D., from Erasmus Medical Center […]Continue Reading ...
July 13, 2018 Neurologists around the world are aware that the delivery of thrombolytic treatment for stroke in Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, is freaking fast – but is it too fast? A new study published on July 11th in the journal Neurology clarified whether the team of neurologists in Helsinki actually have enough time to […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 — For patients who experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, the rate of a composite of stroke, acute coronary syndrome, or death from cardiovascular causes is 12.9 percent at five years, with half of these events occurring in the second through fifth years, according to a study published […]Continue Reading ...
June 21, 2018 In an effort to improve stroke recognition and reduce life-threatening pre-hospital delays worldwide, an international team lead by researchers at Penn Medicine created a universal stroke awareness program, Stroke 112. This week, the team published encouraging results in Stroke, the journal of the American Stroke Association, about the program’s acceptance in a […]Continue Reading ...
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