Search Tag: Stroke

Cardiology Management


2024 07 Feb

  A collaborative effort between the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid and Aarhus University in Denmark has uncovered a crucial mechanism capable of triggering the regression of atherosclerotic plaques. Published in Nature Cardiovascular Research, their research pinpoints a novel target for potential future treatments:...Read more

Cardiology Management


2024 30 Jan

Over half of the U.S. population (51%) remains unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death, as per a recent Harris Poll survey conducted by the American Heart Association. This lack of awareness persists despite heart disease maintaining its status as the number one killer for over a century. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics report...Read more

ICU Management


2023 30 Nov

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) carries a high disease-specific burden. Epide­miological studies have observed a reduction in the incidence of SAH from 1990 to 2019. However, the same trend was not observed for intrahospital mortality. Several studies focusing on the evaluation of SAH management across the world have shown a high heterogeneity in...Read more

Cardiology Management


2023 22 Nov

A recently developed robotic tool, created by a team of experts in computer science and biokinesiology, has the potential to assist stroke survivors in more precisely monitoring their recovery progress. Each year, over 15 million people globally suffer from a stroke, with three-quarters facing challenges like arm and hand impairment, weakness,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2023 16 Nov

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a stroke occurs approximately every 40 seconds in the U.S., leading to a stroke-related death every three minutes and 14 seconds. To prevent this unfortunate outcome, the solution is time; faster treatment leads to quicker and improved outcomes.   However, there is a need for further...Read more

Cardiology Management


2023 19 Jul

  Individuals facing difficulty finding time to exercise during a busy work week can still benefit from their physical activity by concentrating their moderate-to-vigorous exercise on one to two days of the week or the weekend.   A recent study published in JAMA, conducted by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), explored...Read more

Cardiology Management


2023 15 Feb

According to a study published in the journal Vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to an increased risk of serious adverse events such as heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, myocarditis, pericarditis, and deep vein thrombosis. The study, which was coordinated by Lamberto Manzoli, a medical epidemiologist and professor at the University...Read more

Cardiology Management


2022 09 Nov

The University of Cincinnati is part of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study a strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The trial will use an app on Apple Watch to monitor irregular heartbeat to reduce patients’ reliance on blood-thinning medication. “The individualised...Read more

Executive Health Management


2022 27 Oct

According to a UN health agency report, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute one of the largest health problems in the recent years, accounting for nearly three quarters of deaths globally. Among the main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases(CVD), including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, along with...Read more

Cardiology Management


2022 13 Sep

Findings from a large international study show that men and women share most of the same risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study is published in  The Lancet. The study assessed risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, smoking, diet), economic status and depression.) 156,000 people living in 21 low, middle...Read more

Cardiology Management


2022 21 Jun

Cardiometabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation and stroke, are some of the primary risk factors for dementia. A new study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia   shows that people with at least two of the diseases - type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke - have double the...Read more

Cardiology Management


2022 03 May

According to new research, about one third of people who had a large vessel (severe)  ischaemic stroke , treated with mechanical clot removal, resumed work three months after  stroke treatment . However, women were about half as likely to return to work after a severe stroke compared to men, according to the study published today in Stroke, the peer-reviewed,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2022 16 Apr

On 11 April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned healthcare providers that radiological computer-aided triage and notification (CADt) devices should be used not to diagnose patients that may have intracranial large vessel occlusion (LVO).   In its letter, the FDA reminded healthcare providers that the purpose of LVO CADt devices is...Read more

Cardiology Management


2022 12 Apr

In the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study, five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century.  The study, conducted by the International Childhood Cardiovascular Consortium (i3C) including researchers from the Murdoch...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 29 Oct

Today is World Stroke Day. This day, established by the World Stroke Organization (WSO), takes place every year to increase global awareness about stroke and provide a global platform for the stroke community to drive action on stroke worldwide.   Stroke is the second biggest killer in the world. It is estimated that 15 million people worldwide will...Read more

Health Management


2021 20 Oct

The impact of COVID-19 on stroke services and using mechanical thrombectomy and best medical management, as per national guidelines, for patients with large vessel occlusion-related acute ischaemic stroke. In the last 20 years, death rates from stroke have fallen mostly due to successful prevention strategies such as hypertension control and...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 28 Sep

What does the latest economic data show us about mechanical thrombectomy as a first line treatment for stroke? Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 27 Jul

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins inside a person's body. The patch can continuously monitor blood flow as well as blood pressure and heart function, in real time. Wearing such a device could make...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 20 Jul

Stroke is a complex disease with multiple causes, treatments and consequences. The American Heart Association reports that nearly 80,000 adults in the U.S. will have a new stroke each year. Out of these, 10% will die within 30 days. Figures also show that approximately 5% of patients younger than 55 years of age at the time of stroke and 40% over 85...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 22 Jun

Consumption of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation. Even a low spectrum of alcohol consumption could be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Alcohol consumption has been shown to have a consistent linear dose-response relationship when it comes to risk of AF.   In a recent study, alcohol abstinence reduced...Read more

ICU Management


2021 15 Jun

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) was founded in 1970. At that time, there was little to offer for the acute management of patients suffering from an acute cerebrovascular condition other than supportive care. Patients suffering from stroke were rarely found in the intensive care unit.   During the 1960s, 25% of stroke patients would die...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 18 May

iPads will be provided to ambulance crews across England to ensure that patients get the right care faster, the NHS brass has announced. Ambulance crews will utilise the 30,000 iPads to send photographs from the scene of an incident, so specialists on standby at hospital can initiate treatment right away when the patient arrives in the emergency...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 16 Mar

Stroke survivors may be more likely to attempt or die by suicide than people who have not had a stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021. This study will be simultaneously published in the American Heart Association's journal  Stroke . Rates of depression...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 09 Mar

A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke. Their findings are published in Circulation.  Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with numerous health risks, including stroke and death. The study...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 02 Mar

Exposure to loud noise has long been linked to hearing loss. But noise can take a toll beyond the ears. Traffic noise, in particular, has been proven to be a physiological stressor. It is classified as the second-worst environmental stressor affecting human health. There is also significant research to show that air and road traffic noise increase...Read more