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New Guidelines Issued for Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

UHealth Interventional Neurologist Part of AHA/ASA Guideline Panel ...

Memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years after a stroke, new study finds

Major long-term study shows stroke is associated with accelerated and persistent declines in thinking ability over 6 years ...

Physical, Psychological Factors Have Varied Effects on Cognitive Function in Elderly Female Stroke Patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – An estimated 65 percent of ischemic stroke survivors experience cognitive impairment and decline. However, little is known about the varying roles of cognitive risk and protective factors before, during and after stroke. ... Full story

Rapid response to kids’ stroke symptoms may speed diagnosis

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

PTSD, traumatic experiences may raise heart attack, stroke risk in women

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

PTSD Raises Odds of Heart Attack and Stroke in Women

Women with elevated symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder consistent with the clinical threshold for the disorder had 60-percent higher rates of having a heart attack or stroke compared with women who never experienced trauma, according to scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Results appear in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. ... Full story

GP receptionists 'need more training to recognise stroke symptoms'

More can be done to improve the way GP practices deal with patients suffering Stroke symptoms, research has shown. But with few GP receptionists trained to recognise the symptoms of stroke and triage patients appropriately, an Oxford researcher says that it is positive that, when tested, receptionists correctly referred many calls for immediate care. ... Full story

Having a stroke? Where you are makes a huge difference in your treatment, U-M study shows

Major regional variation in use of clotbuster drug tPA reveals opportunities to improve care & prevent disability ... Full story

Key protein may affect risk of stroke

Capillaries from a mouse brain. ... Full story

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