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The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Scars are a natural sign of healing, but not every physical trauma leaves a visible reminder. The only outward sign that 27-year-old Skylar Doerwaldt is a stroke survivor is of her choosing: a tattoo on her left forearm.

The dark, jagged lines represent the arteries in […]

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

More patients eligible for crucial stroke treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently issued new treatment guidelines that make many more patients eligible for two important stroke treatments.

The guidelines – a list of recommendations for clinicians nationwide – is for the most common type of stroke, called ischemic stroke. […]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More patients eligible for crucial stroke treatment

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