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New procedure to prevent stroke offered at UI Health

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is offering a new procedure that helps prevent stroke and significantly improves quality ...

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

‘Mini-strokes’, also known as transient ischemic attacks (TIA), affect 510,000 patients in the UK. ...

Strathclyde mathematician wins prize for research into speeding up stroke diagnosis

A mathematician at the University of Strathclyde has shared in a prestigious prize for research into methods for accelerating the diagnosis of strokes. ... Full story

Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study

Ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide, but regional variation should be considered, says a new global collaborative study published in the Lancet and co-authored by Peter Langhorne, Professor of Stroke Care at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS). ... Full story

Blood Coagulation Detector May Help in Monitoring Stroke Risk

Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) show that an analyzer recently developed to measure blood coagulability has the sensitivity to detect hypercoagulatibility associated with stroke risk in those without atrial fibrillation ... Full story

Pre-stroke risk factors influence long-term future stroke, dementia risk

•If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, before your first stoke, your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia long after your initial stroke may be higher. •Taking good care of your heart disease risk factors — even if you have never experienced a stroke — is not only important to prevent the first stroke, but it can go a long way to prevent a second stroke and dementia. ... Full story

Measuring damage to brain networks may aid stroke treatment, predict recovery

Functional MRI scans provide crucial data for stroke patients ... Full story

Blocking Brain Protein Helps Ease Brain Injury After Stroke

Madison, Wisconsin - Experiments on small mammals show that blocking a protein helped ease the damage caused when an ischemic stroke temporarily cuts off blood and oxygen to the brain. ... Full story

Blood Coagulation Detector May Help in Monitoring Stroke Risk

Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) show that an analyzer recently developed to measure blood coagulability has the sensitivity to detect hypercoagulatibility associated with stroke risk in those without atrial fibrillation ... Full story

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