Stroke news tips for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004

scores came with a DSPA dose of 125 micrograms per kilogram of weight. That dosage will be used in the trial's third phase.

4 p.m. Abstract P10 Cheap four-minute medical tests could save billions of dollars. Three relatively simple medical tests that can be accomplished in four minutes and cost only $20 may help assess the risk of stroke in the elderly, and could help determine treatment aimed at reducing the annual number of strokes, which may have the potential for great savings in healthcare costs. A "quick scan" of the carotid arteries in the neck, electrical measurement of the heart rhythm via electrocardiogram and blood pressure measurement were studied as a cluster of tests to be used in screening for stroke risk factors in seniors, the investigator said. The study screened 2,532 seniors over age 60 in Central California and found neck artery blockages obstructing more than 50 percent of the artery in 7.5 percent (189 subjects) of those screened. Five percent (128 subjects) were found to have atrial fibrillation and 29.5 percent (746 of the seniors) had high blood pressure. An additional 3,514 seniors were screened at Madigan Army Hospital, New York University and American Vascular Association screenings with similar yields for a total of 6,046 patients. Researchers estimate that these carotid artery screenings may have prevented 30 strokes and saved $1,944,210 in stroke care costs. The investigators attempted to prevent strokes by either removing the carotid blockages by an operation called carotid endarterectomy before a stroke occurred or by treating them medically depending on the severity of the block. Researchers believe that if all 40 million Medicare recipients were to receive similar stroke prevention screening, more than 200,000 strokes and 30,000 deaths could be prevented annually, for a savings of more than $12 billion annually.

4 p.m. Abstract P66 New device detects tiny clots during carotid arter

Contact: Carole Bullock
American Heart Association

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
2. Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
3. Canadian neurologist wins highest award as American Stroke Association honors five
4. Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals get with the guidelines
5. Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities
6. Stroke treatment window stays open longer than thought, say Stanford researchers
7. Stroke news tips for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004
8. Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 6, 2004
9. American Stroke Associations 29th International Stroke Conference
10. Stroke may increase risk of Alzheimer disease
11. Stroke treatment may come from physiological determinations not time frame, says Pitt

Post Your Comments:

(Date:9/1/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... As ... “safe side”, the Cohn Health Institute has taken this time to expand ... celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the Cohn Health Institute will be relaunching its brand ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... Just found out your dear friend ... It’s heartbreaking when your friend or family member shares their diagnosis. Once the shock wears ... I say the wrong thing? What are the best ways to help? Words are failing ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) ... online education – is proud to announce its new master’s degree in ... kind in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed to provide students ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort ... Loop is donating 10 percent of each hotel room booked with a special ... of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... CEO Craig Mandeville was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award ... entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Dr. Raheleh ... a unique perspective and approach. Armed with her qualifications from Ross University School ... her knowledge of the human body with the nation and world. With a ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... partnered with Enquire, a leading provider of cloud CRM, marketing automation, and contact ... strategic partnership will involve the integration of Trella’s performance intelligence data and insights ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... CHARLES, Mo. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Services, a member of Eurofins BioPharma Services, Laboratory Testing division, expands its ... the existing suite of Flow Cytometry platforms available. With industry-leading biomarker solutions, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: