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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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, researchers reported Friday.

Strokes in cancer patients can be caused by traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure. But cancer, which […]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug

More stroke patients eligible for crucial treatments under new guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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More stroke patients will be eligible for two critical treatments proven to reduce disability, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The guidelines issued Wednesday cover acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, one that is caused by […]

Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sean Summers was sitting on the couch with his dad, Terry Summers, last August as Terry nursed a bad headache. The two had just returned from an arduous drive back to Kansas City, Missouri, from California and were watching TV. Terry tried to ask Sean […]

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

Clot-busting drug may help may help stroke patients beyond standard treatment window or after “wake-up stroke”

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The clot-busting drug alteplase may help salvage brain tissue even when it is given hours beyond the three-hour window after stroke onset or to patients suffering wake-up strokes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Alteplase is a tissue […]

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Health, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Clot-busting drug may help may help stroke patients beyond standard treatment window or after “wake-up stroke”

Cost of clot-busting drug increases by 111 percent

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The cost of an effective, widely used clot-busting drug has more than doubled over the past decade, but Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement lags far behind, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

“Stroke healthcare professionals really need to be aware of […]

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cost of clot-busting drug increases by 111 percent