Search Tag: ischemic stroke

IT Management

Do EHRs Impact Ischaemic Stroke Patient Outcomes?

2015 09 May

Electronic health records (EHRs) may be important to have a more high-tech and transparent healthcare system, but new research reveals that using EHRs was not associated with better quality of care or clinical outcomes for ischaemic stroke patients. The study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , analysed data of 626,473... Read more

Executive Health Management

Elite Award For Comprehensive Stroke Care at Ben Taub Hospital

2015 01 Apr

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have recognised Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital for its success in providing care for acute ischaemic strokes. The Houston-area hospital was awarded the Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award for achieving a minimum of 85 percent adherence... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Clinical Trial Identifies Patients at Risk of Second Stroke

2015 17 Feb

A six-year, multi-centre trial has found that the risk of recurrent stroke is higher in patients who have low blood flow to the back of the brain. The results of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Vertebrobasilar Flow Evaluation and Risk of Transient Ischemic Attack and STROKE (VERiTAS) trial were presented at the International Stroke Conference... Read more

ICU Management

Stroke Patients: Hospital Bed Position Matters

2014 10 Nov

During the first 24 hours after a stroke, attention to detail such as hospital bed positioning is critical to patient outcomes. Bed position is amongst the complex issues discussed in a Medlink Neurology article which summarises the latest research on caring for ischaemic stroke patients. Most strokes are ischaemic, meaning they are caused by blood... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stroke Patients Have High Long-Term Risk

2014 10 Oct

According to recent data presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, people who have already had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at a high risk for a second similar event or other serious medical complications for the next five years. They need continuous follow-up and monitoring in order to manage this risk. The research was conducted... Read more

Cardiology Management

Imaging IDs People at Risk for Stroke

2014 16 Sep

Results of a new modelling study published in Radiology showed that imaging could be a cost-effective tool for identifying people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention. The study evaluated people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the major blood vessels transporting blood to the head due to atherosclerosis... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cost Savings from r-tPA Treatment

2014 12 Sep

Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle (USA) reviewed the cost-effectiveness of using recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (r-tPA) to treat stroke. Their findings show that on average, each patient treated with r-tPA gained 0.39 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) translating to a lifetime cost savings of about $25,000 compared... Read more

ICU Management

P-wave Morphology and Ischemic Stroke

2014 04 Aug

A recent study has found an association between baseline P-wave morphology and subsequent ischemic stroke risk. The study was led by Hooman Kamel, MD, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. It was published online in Stroke . Emerging data already suggests that left atrial disease may be a cause of ischemic stroke in the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stroke History Increases Risks Of Non-Cardiac Surgery

2014 15 Jul

People who undergo elective surgery for non-cardiac procedures have an elevated risk of major heart-related complications if they have previously suffered a stroke. Outcomes are worse for patients whose stroke occurred fewer than nine months prior to surgery. Danish researchers discovered the association between major adverse cardiovascular events... Read more

Cardiology Management

Carotid Artery Narrowing Linked to Memory Issues

2014 30 Apr

According to the findings of a recent study presented at the the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, there is a link between symptom-free narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck and problems in memory, learning, decision-making and thinking when compared to people with similar risk factors but no narrowing in the... Read more