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  • Spouses of stroke survivors face lingering health issues

    August 20, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years after stroke. Spouses of stroke survivors reported lower scores in several mental and physical areas — more health issues affecting their lives, less vitality, and reduced social function — not only during the first years after stroke but also in the long-term.

  • Making the 9-1-1 call for stroke differs by race, sex

    August 12, 2015 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights During a stroke, slightly more than half of patients use emergency medical services to get to the hospital, with white women the most likely, and Hispanic men the least likely to use EMS transport. Calling 9-1-1 should be the first...

  • Hospitals often overestimate their ability to deliver fast stroke care

    July 22, 2015 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights When asked about administering the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to stroke patients, hospital staff perceptions did not always line up with actual performance. Only 29 percent of hospital staff accurately...

  • Uric acid may lessen women’s disability after stroke

    July 09, 2015 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: 42 percent of women treated with uric acid had less disability three months after a stroke compared with women given a placebo. Researchers say women benefit from uric acid therapy because they generally have less uric acid circulating in their bodies.

  • Rapid response to kids’ stroke symptoms may speed diagnosis

    July 02, 2015 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights A rapid response plan for children at a hospital quickly identified stroke and other neurological problems. One in four children with stroke-like symptoms were diagnosed with stroke and 14 percent were diagnosed with other neurological emergency conditions.

  • PTSD, traumatic experiences may raise heart attack, stroke risk in women

    June 29, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular disease exclusively in women. Researchers suggest physicians ask women about traumatic events and PTSD symptoms and then monitor them for cardiovascular issues.

  • Clot-removal devices now recommended for some stroke patients

    June 29, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Focused Update Highlights: Updated stroke treatment recommendations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select patients. Clot-busting medication – tPA – continues to be the gold standard for treating clot-caused stroke. Clot busters and/or clot-removal procedures must be administered within a few hours of stroke symptoms, so call 9-1-1 and seek immediate help if they occur.

  • State stroke legislation increases U.S. primary stroke centers

    June 18, 2015 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Primary stroke centers have increased dramatically in the last decade and state legislation to enable them is a major factor in potentially improving access to standard stroke care in the United States. State stroke legislation, urbanization, state economic output, and larger hospital size are four factors that increase the likelihood of a hospital becoming a certified primary stroke center.

  • Stroke education helps patients recognize stroke symptoms; encourages fast response

    June 11, 2015 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights Clear, simple preparedness messages can help patients recognize symptoms of a subsequent stroke and speed up emergency room arrival times. Stroke education materials dramatically improved hospital arrival times, specifically among...

  • La educación sobre los ataques cerebrales ayuda a los pacientes a reconocer los síntomas y fomentar una respuesta rápida

    June 11, 2015 Categories: Foreign Language News Releases, Stroke News

    Lo más sobresaliente del studio: Los mensajes claros y simples para estar preparados pueden ayudar a los pacientes a reconocer los síntomas de un ataque cerebral subsecuente y aceleran los tiempos de llegada a la sala de emergencias. Los materiales educativos sobre los ataques cerebrales mejoran drásticamente los tiempos de llegada al hospital, especialmente en los pacientes hispanos.

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