News tagged with stroke patients
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Patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) who cannot take blood thinners now have an alternative to reduce their risk of stroke, which is five times more common in people with the rhythm disorder. The non-surgical procedure ...
Cardiology May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Neither aspirin nor warfarin is superior for preventing a combined risk of death, stroke, and cerebral hemorrhage in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm, according to a landmark clinical trial published in today's ...
Medications May 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
About 40 percent of ischemic stroke patients arrive at the hospital with high blood glucose levels that can worsen their brain damage, say physicians working to stop the additional loss.
Medical research Apr 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Some patients with irregular heartbeats who are taken off anti-clotting medication face a high risk of stroke or blood clotting within a month, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Emerging ...
Cardiology Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Stanford University School of Medicine neuroscientists have demonstrated, in a study to be published online April 24 in Stroke, that a compound mimicking a key activity of a hefty, brain-based protein is capable of increa ...
Cardiology Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Using a specialised ambulance or mobile stroke unit (MSU) to assess and treat patients who have had a suspected stroke at the site of the emergency roughly halves the time from the initial call for help to treatment decision, ...
Cardiology Apr 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new generation of devices could significantly improve care for patients who have some of the most devastating types of strokes.
Cardiology Apr 10, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Stroke patients receiving in-patient rehabilitation are more likely to land back in the hospital within three months if they are functioning poorly, show signs of depression and lack social support according to researchers ...
Health Apr 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
One of the most frustrating challenges for some stroke patients can be the inability to find and speak words even if they know what they want to say. Speech therapy is laborious and can take months. New research is seeking ...
Neuroscience Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Depression is more prevalent among stroke and transient ischemic attack survivors than in the general population, researchers reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
Cardiology Mar 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Caffeinated-alcoholic beverages (CABs) were banned from the U.S. market in November 2010 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which noted serious health incidents at university campuses. ...
Health Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- If a paramedic suspects a patient is having a stroke, the paramedic is probably right, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.
Cardiology Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Antipsychotic medication was associated with a modest and time-limited increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) among older patients treated with cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia, according to a study ...
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a multicenter team of investigators have found that carotid artery stenting (CAS) is safe and effective in patients age 70 and older.
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
An experimental blood thinning drug made by the pharmaceutical giant Merck may reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack but also boosts the danger of internal bleeding, researchers said Saturday.
Cardiology Mar 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0