Acute Ischemic Stroke

'First aid' for brain cells comes from blood

In acute ischemic stroke, the blood supply to the brain is restricted. Initially, brain cells die from lack of oxygen. In addition, ischemia activates harmful inflammatory processes in the affected area of the brain. For ...

Apr 16, 2009
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Learning collaborative model cuts door-to-needle times

(HealthDay)—A learning collaborative model can reduce door-to-needle (DTN) times in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with tissue-type plasminogen activator, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Circulation: ...

Sep 15, 2016
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Knowing the signs of stroke can save lives

Almost 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year, 130,000 which are fatal, making stroke the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. But how many Americans would be able to recognize the signs and symptoms ...

May 13, 2016
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