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Health News - Stroke

New guidelines recommend brain stents to fight strokes in certain patients
New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. (Medical News Today)

Rapid response to kids' stroke symptoms may speed diagnosis
An emergency room rapid response plan for children can help diagnose stroke symptoms quickly, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. (Medical News Today)

Positive top-line results from stroke and TBI cohorts of PRISM II study announced
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced top-line data from the PRISM II study showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA® was associated with a statistically significant reduction in symptoms of... (Medical News Today)

Societies issue recommendations for left atrial appendage occlusion
Devices can prevent stroke in atrial fibrillationThe American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released a new overview... (Medical News Today)

PTSD 'raises women's risks of heart attack and stroke'
A large, new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that women with PTSD have up to a 60% higher chance of heart attack or stroke. (Medical News Today)

Clot-removal devices now recommended for some stroke patients
Updated stroke treatment recommendations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select... (Medical News Today)

Having a stroke? Where you are makes a huge difference in your treatment
Major regional variation in use of clotbuster drug tPA reveals opportunities to improve care & prevent disabilityIt looks like a crazy quilt spread over the continent. (Medical News Today)

Key protein may affect risk of stroke
Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke. (Medical News Today)

Continuing 100% MACE-free survival after two years average follow up in Heartcel clinical trial
Cell Therapy Ltd ("CTL"), a development stage pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of allogeneic regenerative medicines in clinical trials, reported average 24-month (19-29 months) MACE-free... (Medical News Today)

Researchers question what happens in the brain when we think
New research from Lund University in Sweden questions the prevailing doctrine on how the brain absorbs and processes information. (Medical News Today)

Medically complex patients with Type 2 diabetes could benefit from seeing a specialist soon
Healthier patients do well with family doctorsPeople recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they... (Medical News Today)

What controls blood flow in the brain?
When neurons become active, they call for an extra boost of oxygenated blood -- this change in the presence of blood in different regions of the brain is the basis for functional brain scans. (Medical News Today)

LIXIANA approved in the EU for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment and prevention of recurrent DVT and PE
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited has announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted Marketing Authorisation for LIXIANA® (edoxaban), an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor... (Medical News Today)

Redrawing language map of brain
Old beliefs upended as dementia research yields new locations for word and sentence comprehension Mapping brain is like 'charting new galaxies in outer space' Old map based on stroke... (Medical News Today)

Medical research not addressing patient and clinician priorities
Research on treatments for health problems, such as diabetes, stroke and schizophrenia, is not being focused on the treatments considered most important by patients and clinicians, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management published
A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management was presented yesterday 1 at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. (Medical News Today)

Road traffic noise linked to greater death, stroke risk
Living in areas where road traffic noise reaches above 60 decibels may raise the risk of stroke and all-cause mortality, according to a new study of 8.6 million UK residents. (Medical News Today)

Nanoparticle 'wrapper' delivers chemical that stops fatty buildup in rodent arteries
Experimental therapy restores normal fat metabolism in animals with atherosclerosisIn what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular... (Medical News Today)

3-5 cups of coffee per day may reduce CVD mortality risk by up to 21 percent
A EuroPRevent session report by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing CVD mortality riskDrinking 3-5 cups of coffee... (Medical News Today)

A fuse of cardiovascular diseases
A promising biomarker for the severity of age-related white matter changes (ARWMCs) and endothelial function was evaluated at Hiroshima University, Japan. (Medical News Today)

NIH study on atrial fibrillation published in New England Journal of Medicine
Results also presented at International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis CongressAlex C. Spyropoulos, M.D. (Medical News Today)

New study: stroke patients with depressive symptoms have worse outcome
Patients that present depressive symptoms at the time of or after a stroke or transitory ischemic attack (TIA) have a higher risk of cognitive impairment and poorer functional outcome. (Medical News Today)

Stroke therapy: Thrombectomy confirmed as a safe and efficient procedure, use "with discretion" specified
Stroke is among those neurological disorders which are developing into an increasingly widespread disease: A total of more than 8.2 million persons in the EU are affected; around 1. (Medical News Today)

Transient ischemic attacks (TIA) hit socioeconomically deprived persons four years earlier - experts call for efficient prevention
To prevent strokes, health systems should focus more attention on patients who have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA). (Medical News Today)

Neurological disease underestimated - experts call for more resources for research and patient care
"The sheer scale and impact of neurological disease in Europe is underestimated and often overlooked. As a specialisation, neurology is under-resourced in many European countries. (Medical News Today)

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