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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 […]

Imaging, not time, may determine who is right for stroke clot removal

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Brain imaging may accurately identify patients likely to benefit from stroke clot removal instead of relying on the time since symptoms began as an indicator of treatment eligibility, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

An ischemic stroke is caused […]

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Quicker clot removal may lead to better outcomes

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The faster a blood clot causing a stroke is removed, the less disability a patient may have, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Previously, the SWIFT PRIME trial showed that patients with disabling ischemic (clot-caused) strokes were far […]

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At less cost, stroke survivors may live longer and better if clots are removed

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At less cost, stroke survivors live longer and better if clot removal is added to clot-busting medication to treat ischemic strokes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers examined recovery three months after 70 patients experienced a moderate to […]

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Clot removal plus clot-busting drug improved outcomes for larger group of stroke patients

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Physically removing a blood clot causing a stroke combined with clot-busting drugs improves the outcome of patients more than giving clot-busting drugs alone, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Most trials investigating whether it is beneficial to add mechanical […]

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