Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressants aid physical recovery in stroke, study suggests

A University of Iowa study finds that patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo. Moreover, the ...

Neuroscience

Stent restores speech and movement for 26-year-old stroke victim

The consequences of a stroke can last a lifetime. But for Isabel Vinueza, paralysis, blurred vision and slurred speech came and went in less than three hours thanks to an alert boyfriend and a new medical device that can ...

Neuroscience

New research unravels complex stroke mechanisms

New research at the University of Adelaide has led to a deeper understanding of how the brain responds to stroke and which mechanisms may be harmful or beneficial following a stroke.

Neuroscience

Poor sleep quality leads to poorer prognosis after stroke

Stroke victims tend to do worse if they also have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke, according to a study presented April 28, 2009, at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual ...

Cardiology

Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent a second stroke

New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of ...

Cardiology

Simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment

A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Increased risk of MI, ischemic stroke after COPD exacerbation

(HealthDay)—For adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online May 3 ...

Neuroscience

Warfarin, rivaroxaban similarly safe, effective

(HealthDay)—For cases of mild atrial fibrillation (AF)-related acute ischemic stroke, rivaroxaban and warfarin are similarly safe and effective at preventing recurrent stroke, according to a study published online Sept. ...

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