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December 05, 2013
Statement Highlights: Better blood pressure control, stop-smoking programs and faster treatment are a few of the reasons for a dramatic decline in U.S. stroke deaths in recent decades.
November 17, 2013
Study Highlights: Scientists used brain-computer interface technology to help stroke survivors use their minds to power “virtual reality hands” to help regain the use of their arms and hands. The technology offers hope of recovery to stroke survivors and others who have lost mobility and control of their arms and hands.
November 14, 2013
Study Highlights: Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day had a reduced risk of stroke. Regular daily walking reduced the risk of stroke, regardless of the pace or distance.
October 24, 2013
Study Highlights: A hands-free ultrasound device combined with clot buster was safe for ischemic stroke patients. The hands-free ultrasound device could help open up more arteries and improve patient outcomes.
October 14, 2013
Study Highlights: Award-winning Get With The Guidelines-Stroke hospitals are more likely than Primary Stroke Center certified hospitals to provide all the recommended guideline-based care for patients.
September 30, 2013
Study Highlights: People who exercised more than four hours per week in their leisure time had a 19 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than people who didn’t exercise much. Physical activity at work was not linked to a lower risk of high blood presure.
September 11, 2013
DALLAS – The United Nations has granted the American Heart Association Special Consultative Status to provide expertise and resources in the global fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke – the leading causes of death in the world.
August 29, 2013
Statement Highlights: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has identified several key elements needed for systems of care to effectively reduce stroke-related deaths and disability.
August 22, 2013
Study Highlights: Stroke risk among smokers is high for men and women worldwide. In Western countries, the risk of stroke associated with smoking may be higher in women than in men. Compared with non-smokers, women who smoke may be more at risk than men who smoke for the most deadly, but less common, type of stroke.
August 22, 2013
Study Highlights: Patients with mild-to-moderate strokes who received care within 90 minutes of stroke symptoms were less likely to have permanent disability. Early treatment also helped those with minor strokes, but the likelihood of disability is already very low in these patients.