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A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes (Video)

According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability. It’s also the leading cause of ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Dispute erupts over which hospital offers higher levels of care for stroke patients

Due to the rapidly evolving world of medicine, medical professionals across the nation have changed their stance regarding which type of facility is preferred in what circumstances. But some involved say there's clear evidence that stroke patients rushed ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Mobile Stroke Unit brings hospital to patient

[Sandy Bressner -] [Kevin Loughney (right) hugs critical care paramedic Jeremy Malmstedt as Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Program Manager Mehr Mohajer-Esfahani looks on. Loughney, of La Grange, had a stroke while at his ...

Source: Kane County Chronicle
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Is Intravenous Alteplase Beneficial for Stroke with Unknown Time of Onset?

Intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase is standard treatment within 4.5 hours after the onset of acute ischemic stroke, but in many cases, the time at onset is unknown. New research findings are summarized in a short video.

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Published: 15 Aug 2018

New Prehospital Score to Classify Stroke Subtypes

"Differences across the types of stroke directly influence the differences in the respective treatment approaches," point out the authors, led by Kazutaka Uchida, MD, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan. The urgency for invasive treatment also differs across ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Acute Ischemic Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment Market 2018-2023

Ischemic stroke is caused by a dysfunction in the supply of blood to the brain because of emboli, thrombus or atherosclerosis happening in cerebral arteries. As per a World Health Organization (WHO) assess, around 17 million individuals die each year ...

Published: 04 Aug 2018

Physicians at HCA/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center First to Use New Stroke Procedure

In 2017 Swedish’s median stroke door to needle treatment time was 20 minutes, compared to the national average of 60 minutes. This important milestone measures the time between a patient’s arrival at the ER and the administration of tPA, a powerful ...

Source: Pr
Published: 09 Aug 2018

Maid who hit elderly stroke patient gets sent away, employer 'pretended not to know about video'

According to Shin Min Daily News, the elderly woman is a stroke patient in her 80s ... "I am unable to accept such rough treatment of an elderly person who can't take care of herself. It's really too cruel," said Jenny. When Shin Min reporters visited ...

Source: AsiaOne
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Why popping a spot in the ‘triangle of death’ could cause blindness, meningitis or even a stroke

Dr Sandra Lee - AKA Dr Pimple Popper - adds that if inflammation from a spot spreads to the inner part of the brain, there's potential for blindness and a massive stroke. The condition ... so you'd probably seek treatment before anything serious occurred.

Source: The Sun
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Stroke Care Better at GWTG Hospitals

Stroke patients treated at hospitals participating in the ... prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis, discharge on antithrombotic medications and anticoagulation medications (for atrial fibrillation patients), assessing and managing low-density lipoproteins ...

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 07 Aug 2018

'Get With the Guidelines' Hospitals Give Better Stroke Care

Antithrombotic treatment within 48 hours (86.0% vs 87.0%); Discharge receiving antithrombotic therapy (92.3% vs 91.5%); and Assessment for rehabilitation services (77.8% vs 76.1%). The one remaining intervention that did not differ between GWTG-Stroke ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 09 Aug 2018

Your Good Health: Stroke has steak fancier concerned

In people who have a history of stroke, it’s particularly important to take steps to reduce further risk. That means a discussion with your doctor about whether you are on the best treatment for atrial fibrillation and whether you have evidence of ...

Source: Times Colonist
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases more likely for those with poor mental health

For example, people with mental health conditions are more likely to have a circulatory system disease (that is, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke). The likelihood ... These people require more treatment, use more medications, and have to ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 08 Aug 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Earns American Heart Association Awards for Heart Failure and Stroke Care

The four awards recognize CHI St. Joseph Health's commitment to ensuring stroke and heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.

Published: 03 Aug 2018

HealthWatch: New Device Can Stop A Stroke In Its Tracks

After this kind of treatment, literally walk out of the hospital two days later.” But clot retrieving has to be done within 24 hours of the start of stroke symptoms, much longer than with clot-busting drugs. Here’s what you need to remember.

Source: CBS New York
Published: 08 Aug 2018

Paralysis or stroke: Can Ayurveda help in the rehabilitation of patients?

Disclaimer: does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here and the results may vary from person to person. The topics in these pages including text, graphics, videos and other material contained on ...

Source: TheHealthSite
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome: Mom says salon hair treatment caused life-threatening brain injury, sues for $1 million: Report

A mother of two is suing a hairdresser for over $1 million after she says a hair treatment she received in 2016 let to a massive stroke. According to a report in the Scottish Daily Record, Adele Burns, 47, of Glasgow, Scotland, alleges that her hair was ...

Source: Crime Online
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Novel drug reduces gut byproduct linked to heart attack, stroke

Hazen, MD, PhD, and colleagues wrote in Nature Medicine. Elevated TMAO has been linked to higher risks of cardiovascular disease and death, prompting a need for therapies to lower TMAO. In a mouse study, Hazen et al. inhibited enzymes related to TMAO with ...

Published: 08 Aug 2018

Heart procedure can minimize stroke risk

Instead, they favor blood-thinning medications alone to prevent blood clots. But recent studies led a panel of experts with the British Medical Journal to change recommendations for patients age 60 and younger who have survived a stroke or mini-stroke.

Source: WRAL
Published: 04 Aug 2018

New tools at JHMC for heart, stroke care

In a community with rising instances of cardiovascular disease, officials at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center projects that admissions for patients with cardiac disease will increase by 12 percent over the next five years, with stroke patients increasing 11 ...

Source: Queens Chronicle
Published: 02 Aug 2018

Docs Deliver Stroke Treatment in Less Than 17 Minutes with New Procedure

Physicians at Swedish Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center located in Englewood, Colo, announce their performance of a stroke procedure in less than 17 minutes using a new update to the Penumbra System. Ben Atchie, DO, and Don Frei, MD, board-certified ...

Source: Physical Therapy Products
Published: 14 Aug 2018

What happens to your health after a stroke

is a free and confidential telephone counselling and referral service that offers information and advice on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. “Stroke attacks the brain, our most vital organ, and can change lives in an instant – not only for ...

Published: 12 Aug 2018

Athersys' MultiStem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Stroke to Be Studied in MASTERS-2

July 31, 2018—Athersys, Inc. announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its phase 3 MASTERS-2 study evaluating the administration of the company's MultiStem cell therapy for stroke treatment and enhanced recovery. The randomized, double-blind ...

Source: Endovascular Today
Published: 02 Aug 2018

Legal action under way as woman claims hair treatment caused stroke

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Source: MSN
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care

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Source: Medical News Today
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Therapy Dogs At Sutter Hospital Help Rehabilitate Stroke Victims

Lavender is helping Stephen Miller with his physical therapy. He’s been at Sutter hospital for the past four weeks after suffering a stroke. “Being a stroke victim, you have to reconnect your brain with your body, and these guys are great at helping ...

Source: CBS Sacramento
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Health Matters: Preventing Heat Stroke

Last summer, tragedy stuck on a high school football field when a player collapsed from heat stroke. “My 16-year-old son was participating and conditioning with the football team at Riverdale High School, and towards the end of practice, he collapsed.

Source: NBC2 News
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Young People Who Binge Drink Could Increase Risk of Stroke, Study Suggests

Young people who binge drink could be at greater risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and stroke later in life, the authors of a study have warned. Rates of excessive drinking in the U.S. are at an all-time high and the results should ...

Source: Newsweek
Published: 13 Aug 2018

HeartSmart: Stroke and Vascular Screenings

Take charge of your health through a low-cost stroke and vascular screening for just $75. Carson Tahoe Health offers low-cost HeartSmart screenings which include: Carotid Artery and Stroke Ultrasound, Screening for Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic ...

Source: Carson Now
Published: 15 Aug 2018