Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Study backs effectiveness of thrombolysis after stroke
Thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke
has remained controversial due to concerns over wh...data indicate that thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke
is a safe and effective therapy in actual practice....
Melbourne trailblazer scoops medical research award
...ease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and stroke
recovery. Since its inception in 1994, the Foundation has committed over $2.7M to research bodies in Victoria including the Howard Florey Institute....
Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health
...e research team found that tamoxifen did not raise stroke
risk in breast cancer survivors. The latest study did, however, link heart attack to another aspect of cancer treatment: radiation therapy. Use of radiation therapy was associated with a doubled risk of heart attack in the study, regardless of whethe...
New kidney function test better than standard at predicting death and cardiovascular outcomes
...vascular causes, and incidence of heart attack and stroke
among 4,637 elderly participants in the study. Th..., and a 50 percent higher risk of heart attack and stroke
compared with those who had the lowest levels of cystatin-C. In contrast, testing the same participa...
Radiology residents can accurately assess after-hours patients for stroke
...ad CT studies and determine if a patient has had a stroke
and is a potential candidate for thrombolytic ther...ion of head CT scans for initial triaging of acute stroke
patients for potential thrombolytic therapy," Dr. Tang said. "The result of this study corroborat...
A diet high in milk may cut heart disease and stroke risk
...lso checked. During the study period, 54 men had a stroke
and 139 developed symptomatic ischaemic heart dise...ilk had a lower risk of ischaemic heart disease or stroke
than those who drank the least, and in the case of stroke
this risk was significantly lower. The fin...
Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds
... the study were 3 to 4 times more likely to have a stroke
than a comparable group of patients without sleep ...d any significant increase in the odds of having a stroke
for people with mild sleep apnea compared with people without sleep apnea. "The stroke
risk we found...
Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled
...at prevents blood clotting, may reduce the risk of stroke
by more than two-thirds in patients with atrial fi...number of variables for risk of ischemic stroke, a stroke
caused by decreased blood flow to an area of the brain, most commonly due to narrowing of blood vess...
Magnetic stimulation may improve stroke recovery
...dy involved eight people, ages 35 to 63, who had a stroke
within the last year and were relearning to use th...ared to six people who had never had a stroke. The stroke
patients received three sessions of magnetic stimulation to the side of the brain that had not been ...
Penn study points to how COX-2 inhibitors can eventually lead to heart disease
...isk of the disease. "The risk of heart attack and stroke
became progressively evident during treatment with either Celebrex or Vioxx during the APPROVe and APC trials last year," says Garret FitzGerald, MD, lead author of the study published online last week. FitzGerald is the Director of the Institute for...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...es clearly show that statins reduce heart disease, stroke
and total mortality," said senior author Richard H. Karas, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Preventive Cardiology Center and the Women's Heart Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. "The absolute risk with this statin is low. The overwhe...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...nnenberg School for Communication, are challenging stroke
patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze, throw and push ...nt of new applications. Some are designed to make stroke
survivors stack, push or pour liquid out of three-dimensional objects in immersive environments, whi...
People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution
...associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke
and other heart problems." "Previous studies have shown that when air pollution levels are higher, people with diabetes have higher rates of hospitalization and death related to cardiovascular problems," said NIEHS Director David Schwartz, M.D. "Thes...
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...gery." Fountain points out that the risk of stroke
or death from epilepsy surgery is about one percent and the risk of annoying complications (such as headaches and depression) is 15 percent. However, the risk of dying from epilepsy without surgery over the course of a patient's life is relatively hi...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
... as diabetes, kidney problems, lung disease, prior stroke
or vascular disease, as well as factors like patient age, gender and smoking habits, are all known to affect the risk that an angioplasty patient will suffer a complication or die before leaving the hospital. As the procedure has become more common...
Invasive treatment may be more effective for heart attack patients presenting late to hospital
...8 percent. The outcomes of death, recurrent MI, or stroke
at 30 days occurred in 8 patients in the invasive group (4.4 percent) and 12 patients in the conservative group (6.6 percent) (a 33 percent lower risk of these outcomes for patients in the invasive group). "This finding increases the level of evidenc...
Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations
Recommendations for establishing comprehensive stroke
centers (CSC) to treat patients with complex types of stroke
or cerebrovascular disease who require more specialized care and technological resources than are av...
10-year survival after minor stroke established
People who have had a minor stroke
have a 43% chance of another stroke
or vascular event within 10-years, suggests a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Although wor...
FDA approves first blood test to predict risk for stroke
... risk for ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke
and one of the nation's leading causes of long-ter...er, so we can start therapies in time to prevent a stroke
altogether," said Christie Ballantyne, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevent...
Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders
...rrow window of time to determine the location of a stroke
and administer clot-busting chemicals," he says. Tucker and Malony, along with attorney Ann Bunnenberg, are principals in Eugene-based Cerebral Data Systems (CDS). The new company will function as a subsidiary business unit of Electrical Geodesics ...
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