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RESPECT trial: New treatment may benefit stroke patients

2017 21 Sep

A large clinical trial ("RESPECT") led by UCLA researchers shows that closing a small hole in heart may protect against recurrent stroke. The method is a new treatment option for some people and its use should be a "clinical decision between the doctor and the patient about who's the right person to get it," said Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the UCLA... Read more

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#ESC17: Implanted Cardiac Monitors Detect Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation

2017 28 Aug

The incidence of previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) may be substantial in patients with risk factors for AF and stroke, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017. By using implanted cardiac monitors, researchers detected nearly 30 percent of previously undiagnosed AF after 18 months in this high-risk... Read more

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Researchers Use New Technique To Make Brain Scans Better

2017 04 Jul

A team of researchers at MIT worked with doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions to devise a way to boost the quality of brain scans so that they can be used for large-scale studies of how strokes affect different people and how these people respond to treatment. The paper was presented at the Information Processing in Medical... Read more

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Heart Failure + Stroke - A Lethal Combination

2017 23 May

According to new research presented at EuroHeartCare 2017, heart failure and stroke is a lethal combination. Heart failure patients who have had a previous stroke have greater risk of depression, hospitalisation and death as compared to those without a history of stroke. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in the psychosocial and behavioural... Read more

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One-Third of Deaths Worldwide Due to Cardiovascular Disease

2017 18 May

According to a new study, cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke, account for nearly one-third of deaths throughout the world. The study examined all countries over the last 25 years. The paper titled Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for10 Causes, 1990-2015, is published in the Journal of the American... Read more

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Additional Tool for AFib Risk Assessment

2017 15 May

Intermountain Healthcare has developed a new tool, the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), to help with evaluating a patient's risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation. IMRS is based on routine lab values typically collected from a patient – a complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic profile (BMP) – and can be used... Read more

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Aspirin Doesn’t Lower Risk of Stroke in Low Risk AF Patients

2017 14 May

Findings from a new study conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute show that long-term aspirin therapy in patients who are considered to be low risk for stroke is not as effective as previously believed. The findings were presented at Heart Rhythm 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society's 38th Annual Scientific Sessions in... Read more

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AF Screening in Older People Cuts Risk of Stroke and Death

2017 09 May

The AF-SCREEN International Collaboration say that screening of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in people 65 years and older and treating it with anticoagulant medications could help reduce the risk of stroke and premature death. The recommendations are published in Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart Association. See Also: 5 Tests... Read more

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Streamlining Faster Care for Stroke Patients

2017 04 Apr

For stroke patients, getting the right treatment fast is important. A new protocol, developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, aims to ensure that stroke patients are brought to "the right facility to get the right therapy in the right amount of time." The new Severity-based Stroke Triage Algorithm for emergency medical... Read more

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26th European Stroke Conference 2017

2017 11 Jan

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