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Health News - Stroke

Heart attack treatment hypothesis 'busted'
Basic research seriously challenges a long-standing hope that blocking calcium from entering energy-making mitochondria inside heart cells could prevent heart attack damageResearchers have long... (Medical News Today)

Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned
Doctors' efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition... (Medical News Today)

New study again shows more strokes with intracranial stents
VISSIT study confirms IQWiG's benefit assessment; case studies show no differences between acute and non-acute treatmentThe risk of experiencing another stroke is higher if patients, after... (Medical News Today)

Reducing stroke damage may be next for OCT technology widely used in vision healthcare
An optical technology already widely used in ophthalmology and other medical fields holds potential to reveal how blood flows in the brain during stroke, providing information that could someday... (Medical News Today)

Even very small brain lesions increase risk for death; Coronary artery calcification scans could help to identify patients at risk for premature death
1. For patients with no history of stroke, even very small brain lesions increase risk for deathFor asymptomatic patients with no history of clinical stroke, having even very small brain lesions... (Medical News Today)

Nanomedicine in the fight against thrombotic diseases
Future Science OA article examines current research into thrombus treatmentFuture Science Group (FSG) has announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA, covering the use of... (Medical News Today)

Heart attack treatment hypothesis 'busted'
Basic research seriously challenges a long-standing hope that blocking calcium from entering energy-making mitochondria inside heart cells could prevent heart attack damageResearchers have long... (Medical News Today)

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)

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