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

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on At less cost, stroke survivors may live longer and better if clots are removed

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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Endovascular treatment may preserve mental capacity after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In addition to improving survival and reducing disability, mechanically removing the clot causing an ischemic stroke leads to better cognitive functioning, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Ninety days after an ischemic stroke in 206 people who previously had […]

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