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

Clot-busting drug safe after brain scan pinpoints time of ‘unwitnessed’ stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES — Two decades after the approval of a drug that can bust up clots and spare stroke patients from disabling brain damage, researchers have found it may be safe and possibly effective in a group of patients currently deemed ineligible.

People who wake up […]

February 19th, 2016|Categories: Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Clot-busting drug safe after brain scan pinpoints time of ‘unwitnessed’ stroke