Search Tag: ischaemic stroke

Cardiology Management

Minimal coronary artery calcification is not a predictor of ischaemic stroke

2018 22 May

New findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) show that minimally elevated coronary artery calcification (CAC) is associated with a low rate of ischaemic stroke/transient ischaemic attack (TIA) events. While a minimal CAC score of 1-10 is not a valuable predictive marker for ischaemic stroke/TIA, this may provide an early and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Thrombectomy for ischaemic stroke with selection by perfusion imaging

2018 30 Jan

According to a new study (DEFUSE 3), thrombectomy for ischaemic stroke 6 to 16 hours after a patient was last known to be well plus standard medical therapy resulted in better 90-day functional outcomes than standard medical therapy alone among patients who had evidence of salvageable tissue on the basis of a formula that incorporated early infarct... Read more

ICU Management

Faster Stroke Care with Telemedicine Ambulance

2017 08 Mar

According to a study published in Neurology, people who are experiencing a stroke and are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a CT scanner and telemedicine capabilities ar evaluated nearly two to three times faster than those taken in a regular ambulance. See Also : Optimising Use of Tele-ICU in Rural Hospitals Ischaemic stroke is... Read more

ICU Management

Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke

2015 31 Dec

Defining the Role of the Intensive Care Unit This review article aims to alter the preconceived mindset that surrounds the intensive care unit (ICU) and the patient with an acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). A contemporary body of evidence is emerging that shows that specific interventions can improve outcomes, and this article highlights key evidence-based... Read more

Cardiology Management

AHA Recommends Stent Retrieval for Select Stroke Patients

2015 01 Jul

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended the use of a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots that obstruct the large arteries from supplying blood to the brain. This is the first time such a recommendation has been made by AHA and the update has been published in the journal Stroke . Initial treatment... Read more