People who stopped taking cholesterol-lowering drugs after being hospitalized for a stroke are at greater risk of death or dependency within three months of the stroke.
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The UK urgently needs to reorganise stroke services to improve outcomes for patients, argues a senior doctor in this week's BMJ.
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Challenging brain tissue with a small noxious stimulus beforehand gives it a resilience that can lessen damage to blood vessels during a stroke.
Government launches consultation into future of stroke services.
Stroke prevalence varies widely from state to state, with some states and U.S. territories having more than double the stroke prevalence of others.
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Women across the nation are learning how to protect themselves from stroke, thanks to a new, life-saving stroke awareness program presented by CRM Healthcare.
County residents are encouraged to find out if they are at risk of a stroke by registering for a free screening and assessment by the Ocean County Health Department.
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control urges South Carolinians to reduce risk factors and recognize the warning signs of stroke.
The finding may ultimately revolutionize emergency stroke care by putting blood pressure-lowering medications alongside clot-busting drugs and blood thinners as front-line medications.
Scientists have untangled two similar disabilities that often afflict stroke patients, in the process revealing that one may be treatable with drugs for Parkinson's disease.
The use of stimulant drugs, including cocaine and amphetamines, may be linked to a higher risk for stroke.
The study found men were more than three times as likely as women to achieve functional independence after stroke at three months with tPA treatment.
A new treatment for stroke called the Merci Retrieval System.
Many stroke patients have cholesterol higher than national guidelines recommend that may have prevented the stroke from happening.
Children with sickle cell disease who experienced major complications such as pain and lung disease early in life are at no greater risk for stroke or death during later childhood.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide a more sensitive diagnosis than computed tomography (CT) for acute ischemic stroke.