Cardiology

New tool measures patients' perceptions of stroke care

(HealthDay)—The STROKE Perception Report is a valid and reliable measure of patients' and family surrogates' perceptions of the quality of acute stroke hospital services, according to a study published in the October issue ...

Cardiology

Study examines safety and efficacy of TPA in mild stroke cases

While the gold standard for stroke care is the use of IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA, or product name Alteplase) to dissolve clots and mechanical thrombectomy to remove clots in severe to moderate strokes, researchers ...

Cardiology

Stenting system shown to benefit certain stroke patients

A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain resulted in a low complication rate among a specific group of patients with stroke histories, a study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers has found.

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