Search Tag: Stroke

Health Management

Game-changing skin-like electronics for stroke patients

2018 23 May

Enabling continual monitoring and personalised care An innovative new wearable for the throat could mean a turning point for care of stroke patients.   Developments in skin-close wearable electronics are presenting healthcare with a breadth of new devices that can enable continued monitoring outside the hospital or rehab clinic, presenting a significant... Read more

Cardiology Management

Preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation

2018 17 Apr

Atrial fibrillation (AF), which affects nearly 3 million adults in the U.S., is associated with increased risk of thromboembolic complications, especially stroke. Indeed, AF is a stronger risk factor than hypertension, coronary disease, or heart failure and is associated with an approximately five-fold increased risk of stroke, according to an article... Read more

Cardiology Management

Depression increases risk for atrial fibrillation

2018 27 Mar

Preliminary research indicates that depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clot formation and stroke. The findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 shed further light on the belief that mental health and heart health are closely... Read more

Cardiology Management

New guidelines for reducing stroke risk in women

2018 14 Feb

New guidelines for preventing stroke in women have been released by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The guidelines outline stroke risks unique to women and provide evidence-based recommendations. “If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug

2018 30 Jan

Cancer patients having a stroke are one-third less likely than stroke patients without cancer to get a gold-standard drug to help dissolve the clot, according to results of a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Strokes in cancer patients can be caused by traditional risk factors such as... Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

#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

IMAGING Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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