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  • Post-stroke walking program improves stroke survivors’ lives

    March 07, 2013 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Regular brisk walking after a stroke may improve physical fitness, mobility and quality of life. Walking with friends or family can help stroke survivors overcome a fear of falling. EMBARGOED UNTIL 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET, Thursday, ...

  • Clogged heart arteries can foreshadow stroke

    February 28, 2013 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Blockages in the heart arteries caused by coronary artery calcification (CAC) can show stroke risk. Those with CAC density levels of more than 400 were three times more likely to have a stroke than those with levels under 399. Risk predictions were most accurate for people under 65 and those at low-risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • FRIDAY NEWS TIPS

    February 08, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Tip Highlights: B vitamins may not prevent cognitive decline, impairment after stroke. Stroke risk high during aortic valve repair surgery.

  • Lower blood pressure targets safe in reducing risk of recurrent stroke

    February 08, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Survivors of small-artery strokes who lowered their systolic blood pressure below 130 mm Hg were less likely to suffer a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) than those who lowered it to between 130 mm Hg and 149 mm Hg. There was no significant difference in the likelihood of clot-caused stroke with lower blood pressure. The lower blood pressure target was safe, though it did lead to more episodes of fainting.

  • Delay in breaking up blood clots means worse stroke outcome

    February 08, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: In patients who had endovascular therapy added to intravenous clot-busting drugs to restore blood flow after a stroke within seven hours, every 30-minute delay in breaking up the blood clot causing a stroke was associated with a 10 percent decrease in the chances of a good outcome. Time proved to be a critical factor in minimizing brain damage from a stroke regardless of other important factors, including stroke severity and pre-stroke disability.

  • Carotid bypass surgery doesn’t help cognitive performance after stroke

    February 08, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Surgery to improve blood flow to the brain does not reverse cognitive problems associated with low blood flow in patients who have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke. Although cognitive problems were worse in those with poorer blood flow, patients who received medical treatment plus cranial bypass surgery did no better than those who received medical treatment for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure alone. New approaches are needed to treat this potentially reversible condition.

  • Adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy reduces risk of second stroke

    February 08, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Adding a second drug to aspirin therapy lowered the risk of a second stroke in the weeks after a clot caused minor stroke or TIA in Chinese patients. Patients who received clopidogrel in addition to aspirin were less likely than those on aspirin alone to have a stroke within three months of their first episode. Both drugs prevent platelets, a type of blood cell, from sticking together and forming clots, but no more bleeding occurred among those on dual therapy than in those on aspirin alone.

  • Devices no better than medications in recovery from clot-caused strokes

    February 08, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: In the first comparison of mechanical clot retrieval to standard medical care, mechanical devices showed no benefit over medications. Imaging techniques to measure the amount of salvageable brain tissue didn’t help predict which patients might benefit from mechanical clot removal. For stroke patients, getting proven emergency treatment quickly is most important.

  • THURSDAY NEWS TIPS

    February 07, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Tip Highlights: Lowering blood pressure aggressively after bleeding stroke is safe. Robotic/biofeedback therapy improves function, reduces hand impairment after stroke. Magnetic brain stimulation relieves post-stroke pain.

  • Surgical procedure appears to improve outcomes after bleeding stroke

    February 07, 2013 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: A minimally invasive surgery appears safe and may reduce long-term disability after a bleeding stroke. If the findings are confirmed in a larger study, the surgery would be a major advance for treating hemorrhagic stroke.

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