Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What heart and stroke patients need to know about COVID-19 in 2022

Two years into the pandemic, researchers have learned a lot about how COVID-19 affects people with heart disease and stroke survivors. But like the coronavirus itself, what everyone needs to know keeps evolving.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rethink what you thought you knew about COVID-19 reinfection

Forget what you thought you knew about catching COVID-19 more than once. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, keeps evolving—and so has information about your risk of being reinfected.

Medications

Could tiny blood clots make COVID-19 more lethal?

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 coronavirus appears to promote blood clotting throughout the body, which might help explain why the germ is so much more deadly than other members of its viral family, experts say.

Cardiology

New treatment dissolves blood clots in brain tissue

A new treatment that treats a subset of stroke patients by combining minimally invasive surgery, an imaging technique likened to "GPS for the brain," and the clot-busting drug t-PA appears to be safe and effective, according ...

Neuroscience

Hope for children with bow hunter syndrome

Fusing the neck's top two vertebrae can prevent repeat strokes in children with bow hunter syndrome, a rare condition that affects a handful of U.S. pediatric patients each year, UT Southwestern researchers suggest in a recent ...

Medical research

Researchers successfully repair stroke-damaged rat brains

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats by reprogramming human skin cells to become nerve cells, which were then transplanted into the ...

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