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. ...

Medical research

Vampire-inspired blood thinner begins new round of trials

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just in time for Halloween, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health physicians have begun testing an experimental blood thinner that mimics a chemical in vampire-bat saliva.

Medical research

'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 ...

Cardiology

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: ...

Cardiology

Mechanical thrombectomy benefits large vessel occlusion

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by large artery occlusion, mechanical thrombectomy after usual care is associated with improved outcomes versus usual care alone, according to a review published ...

Cardiology

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 ...

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