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Cardiology Management

Care Lags for In-Hospital Stroke Patients

2014 08 Oct

The findings of a new study presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress indicate that delivery of care lags for people who have a stroke while hospitalised for another ailment compared to those who are admitted following strokes outside of hospitals. Such patients endure more delays in getting the right tests and the right drugs.  "Intuitively, you would... Read more

ICU Management

Leading Stroke Physicians Say Next-Generation Clot Retrieval Technology Improves Patient Outcomes

2013 12 Jun

Solitaire(TM) FR is a mechanical thrombectomy device combining the ability to restore blood flow, administer medical therapy, and retrieve clot in patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke. (Photo: Business Wire) Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, recently brought together six of the world’s prominent thought-leaders... Read more

ICU Management

Imaging Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients' Brains Did Not Lead to Improved Outcomes

2013 09 Mar

The use of advanced imaging shortly after the onset of acute stroke failed to identify a subgroup of patients who could benefit from a clot-removal procedure, a study has found. The randomized controlled trial known as Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy (MR RESCUE) was funded by the National Institute of... Read more