Guidelines will help reduce stroke related death and disability rates by identifying carotid stenosis in a timely manner, allowing treatment before a stroke occurs.
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A drop in the number of patients undergoing the most commonly used stroke prevention surgery, carotid endarterectomy, for inappropriate reasons.
Two novel treatments, found in an extract of green tea, may prevent brain damage caused from stroke.
Recurrence of silent brain lesions after initial stroke may predict subsequent stroke.
The effects of late occurring strokes, which can be life threatening or result in permanent or severe disability, can be particularly devastating.
Stroke survivors less than 65 years old report having more difficulty accessing physicians and affording medications than stroke survivors older than 65.
The next generation of treatments for shock or stroke could be based on a protein that is already in our heads: neuroglobin.
People who have just suffered their first ischemic stroke, a blood clot in the brain, often have elevated inflammatory biomarkers in their blood that indicate their likelihood of having another stroke or an increased risk of dying.
The predicted number of people who will have a stroke will double by 2020 if nothing is done; however, if what is already known is applied, half the strokes could be prevented.
Because awareness of stroke symptoms is low, it is possible that individuals had symptoms, but did not recognize them or that the symptoms did not reach the threshold necessary for a stroke diagnosis.
The researchers assessed data on stroke deaths in people aged 65 years and older, occurring between January 1990 and December 1994 in 13 major urban areas in Japan.
Video game system opens door for economical alternatives to expensive stroke recovery equipment in clinical settings; promotes home rehabilitation possibilities.
Recurrent strokes generally have worse outcomes and carry an increased risk of dying.
In people who have experienced a stroke, but who have no known history of coronary heart disease, beginning regular stroke treatment with atorvastatin soon after the stroke can reduce the risk of recurrent stroke by 16%.
Strong causing clots are composed of similar components.
Outsize costs predicted for African Americans and Latinos, due to their extra stroke risk at younger ages and other inequalities.
The internal body clock, or circadian rhythm, seems to influence the timing of different types of stroke.
Treatment for young stroke patients has been successful by placement of devices to close holes in the heart.
Which brain aneurysms could cause a stroke and are at highest risk of rupture.