Search Tag: Stroke

ICU Management

Nestlé Health Science Expands Its Dysphagia Offering

2016 01 Sep

Investment in company Phagenesis to address swallowing difficulties experienced by stroke patientsNestlé Health Science is entering into a staged, milestone-based acquisition of Phagenesis Ltd, a UK-based company developing Phagenyx®, an innovative pharyngeal electrical stimulation device to treat dysphagia (swallowing difficulty) commonly experienced... Read more

IMAGING Management

4D Imaging Software Predicts Stroke Risk

2016 17 Oct

A new imaging software programme, supported by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health and published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, can now predict who is most at risk for stroke.   It has been estimated that atrial fibrillation (AF) affects approximately 33.5 million people worldwide, and it is also thought to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Severe Obesity Stand-alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

2016 21 Sep

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.The report is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patients Fail to Adhere to Treatment Regimen after MI

2016 23 Aug

According to latest results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, only 43 percent of patients fully adhered to their guideline-indicated treatment regimes two years after an MI while only 34 percent of patients with atherosclerosis were fully adherent following two years. They added that full adherence reduced the risk of major... Read more

ICU Management

Tablets Enable Pre-Hospital Neurologist Assessment of Stroke Patients in Transit

2016 28 Jul

A clinical trial that tested mobile videoconferencing via tablet computer to enable doctors to assess stroke patients en route to hospital found that the system produced diagnoses that correlate highly to bedside assessment. The study results have been published by the scientific journal Neurology.The Improving Treatment with Rapid Evaluation of Acute... Read more

Cardiology Management

Rate of Decline of Cardiovascular Deaths Slows in US

2016 29 Jun

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Stephen Sidney, M.D., M.P.H., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, and colleagues examined recent national trends in death rates due to all cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart disease (HD), stroke, and cancer, and also evaluated the gap between mortality rates from HD and cancer. With the... Read more

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Being Female Increases Stroke Hospitalisation Risk

2016 14 Jun

A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalised for acute ischaemic stroke than men. The research was presented today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016. The study investigated whether gender had any impact on the rate of hospitalisation for ischaemic stroke in patients with... Read more

Cardiology Management

First Consensus Paper on Atrial Cardiomyopathies

2016 14 Jun

The first consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies is set to be published simultaneously in EP-Europace, HeartRhythm, and the Journal of Arrhythmia. The key contents were presented at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016.The report has been written by a working group of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society... Read more

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Stem Cells Safe and Beneficial for Chronic Stroke Patients

2016 07 Jun

Findings of a small clinical trial led by investigators from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that injecting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved not only safe but effective in restoring motor function.The patients included in the trial comprised of those who had suffered their... Read more

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