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Many At-Risk Stroke Patients Prescribed Aspirin Only Instead of Blood Thinners

UCSF and UC San Diego Study Shows Gap in Beneficial Use of Oral Anticoagulants ...

UM Neurologists and Neurointerventionalists Revolutionize Standard of Care for Acute Ischemic Stroke

More than 750,000 stroke cases occur in the United States every year, making it the fifth-leading cause of death and the leading ...

Statin drugs reduce infection risk in stroke patients

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found that statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients. ... Full story

Fostering hope for stroke patients

When Ron LaCombe, a volunteer and one of the first “peer” stroke survivors, comes to the Stroke Unit he finds information about the patients he ... Full story

New therapy options bring about changes in stroke care

There are more well-founded therapy options for the treatment of strokes than ever before. Care has to be reorganised before these innovations are actually used on patients. At the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen, experts are discussing just how to do that successfully – from guidelines for the use of thrombectomy procedures all the way to the structure and expansion of stroke care units. Oftentimes, it is precisely the small organisational changes that make the big difference. ... Full story

Portuguese study did not find an increased stroke risk for football fans

All-clear signal for the upcoming EURO: Many spectators become quite excited during close football matches, but their agitation does not seem to lead to an increased stroke risk. A study that was presented today at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen did not find a higher number of events on match days when compared to the average. ... Full story

Aspirin should be given immediately after a minor stroke

New evidence suggests the short-term benefits of aspirin straight after a minor stroke have been underestimated ... Full story

Can a Computer Assist in Prescribing Stroke Preventing Therapy?

CINCINNATI— Physician-researchers in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati have developed a computerized decision support tool that uses a combination of patient information and characteristics to assist physicians and patients with decisions about blood thinning treatment to prevent strokes in individuals with atrial fibrillation. ... Full story

Stroke in younger Danish adults spiked over the past two decades

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

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