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Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have a Stroke

People with high levels of four biomarkers in the blood may be more likely to develop a stroke than people with low ...

Phase III trial planned for drug to reduce brain swelling from stroke

By Bill Hathaway (© stock.adobe.com) Intravenous glyburide, designed to limit brain swelling in stroke patients, did not reduce the number of emergency surgeries in ...

There’s hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability

A human protein combined with stem cell therapy has been found to repair stroke damage to the brain, according to a new USC-led study on mice ... Full story

Anemic adults may have a higher risk of death after stroke

•Anemic adults may have a higher risk of death after stroke. •Hemoglobin levels may also influence stroke deaths. •Researchers suggest increased awareness and interventions are needed for stroke patients with anemia. ... Full story

Knowing all the signs of stroke could save a life

Strokes claim the lives of around 1,000 people in Northern Ireland every year. It is the third most common cause of death and the greatest cause of adult disability, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding people of the a range of signs and symptoms of stroke. ... Full story

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 of life for patients with atrial fibrillation who can’t be treated with a blood thinner. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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

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