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A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency, and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, th



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Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug...



Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones.



Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both.



How does alcohol affect stroke risk? Study investigates

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New, large-scale research examines the association between different patterns of alcohol consumption and different types of stroke.



Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access...



Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a...



Prescribing drugs for cardiovascular disease prevention in the UK - can it be improved to prevent strokes?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Drugs such as statins that have the potential to prevent strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease have not been prescribed to a large proportion of people at risk in the UK, according to a...



Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds.



Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the...



Study suggests probable scientific misconduct in bone health studies

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals.



Stroke vs. Heart Attack: Treatment and Recovery

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What causes a heart attack and what causes a stroke? Learn about the symptoms for each, treatment and recovery, and possible lifestyle changes to help.



FDA approves new device for prevention of recurrent strokes in certain patients

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device.



Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What is the Difference?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is a stroke, what is an aneurysm, and are they connected? Learn about the telltale symptoms, risk factors and how they may be treated.



Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles.



Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, other disorders

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis.



Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

When it comes to stroke risk during pregnancy, a new study suggests younger expectant mothers are at greater risk than older women.



New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population.



Basal Ganglia Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

What happens when a stroke occurs in the basal ganglia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent strokes from occurring.



Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes.



New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.



Stroke clearly is a brain disease: International experts concerned about WHO moves in classification process

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

"The medical rationale for stroke being a disease of the brain is overwhelming." This is the key message of an urgent appeal launched by leading neurology experts in The Lancet.



Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants...



Transplantation with induced neural stem cells improves stroke recovery in mice

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a study to determine whether induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), a type of somatic cell directly differentiated into neural stem cells, could exert therapeutic effects when transplanted into mice...



Smartphone app could be used to test for potentially fatal irregular heart rate

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Method cheap and accessible; in two thirds of cases detected, there were no symptoms.



Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases.