American Heart Association

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

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