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More stroke patients eligible for crucial treatments under new guidelines

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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 […]

Bajo guías nuevas, más pacientes que sufren ataque cerebral son elegibles para tratamientos críticos

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Según nuevas guías de práctica clínica de la American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, un número mayor de pacientes será elegibles para dos tratamientos críticos que han demostrado reducen discapacidad.

Las pautas que se emitieron el miércoles tratan sobre el ataque cerebral isquémico agudo, el […]

January 24th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bajo guías nuevas, más pacientes que sufren ataque cerebral son elegibles para tratamientos críticos

Dos ataques cerebrales, con 19 años de diferencia, y un diagnóstico de cáncer

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Belinda De la Rosa iba camino a una cita con un médico porque pensaba que tenía codo de tenista. Llevaba días con un dolor persistente en el brazo izquierdo.

Iba pasando por un hospital ese día en 1997 cuando el dolor se convirtió en […]

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dos ataques cerebrales, con 19 años de diferencia, y un diagnóstico de cáncer

Men report positives in caring for stroke survivor partners

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HOUSTON — Men said they overcame problems during the first year of caring for stroke survivor wives or partners, according to a small study released Tuesday in a nursing symposium at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017.

Experts say that transitioning from a non-caregiver […]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Men report positives in caring for stroke survivor partners

Internet, social media can increase stroke awareness

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HOUSTON — The Internet and social media can effectively educate and engage a lot of people about stroke, according to research released Tuesday.

Researchers compared results from in-person blood pressure and risk factor screenings in various community settings to a community-based public awareness campaign that included traditional […]

Ellis Williamson forged new ground as a patient advocate by starting the Stroke Club

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After Ellis Williamson of Galveston, Texas, had a stroke in 1964, he helped break new ground in patient advocacy, empowering stroke survivors in a time when stroke carried stigma.

He was in his mid-30s when a stroke left him unable to speak or walk. After months […]

U.S. Paralympic cyclist and stroke survivor encourages cycling to improve heart and brain health

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Just days after being honored at the White House, U.S. Paralympic cyclist and stroke survivor Billy Lister was back on a bike in Denver, encouraging people to improve their heart and brain health through cycling.

Lister spoke Sunday at a local CycleNation event, part of a […]

Searching for answers about cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES _ Most doctors are uncertain about approaches to finding the cause of mysterious and life-threatening events called “cryptogenic strokes,” and about half of healthcare providers say they don’t know enough about them, according to a report released Wednesday.

A stroke is usually caused by […]

American Stroke Association honors scientists

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The American Stroke Association honored scientists on Wednesday who have devoted their careers to stroke research and groundbreaking studies, as well as young stroke researchers making notable contributions to today’s understanding of stroke during the International Stroke Conference 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Those honored […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on American Stroke Association honors scientists

Air pollution may fuel severe stroke in poor neighborhoods

Higher concentrations of particulate matter from air pollution may amplify severe stroke in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

Researchers analyzed the potential synergistic effects of living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods and air pollution on stroke severity in a bi-ethnic […]

February 12th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Air pollution may fuel severe stroke in poor neighborhoods