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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 ...

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 ...

Stroke in younger Danish adults spiked over the past two decades

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

Blood pressure over time may better predict stroke, death risk

Study Highlights: The pattern of systolic blood pressure from middle age onward may tell more than a single blood pressure reading about a person’s risk of stroke and death from other diseases linked to high blood pressure. ... Full story

Blood Thinners on "As Needed" Basis is Safe and Effective for Lowering Stroke Risk as Compared to Long-Term Use

Penn researchers find anticoagulants, routine pulse monitoring effective in treating atrial fibrillation ... Full story

In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement ... Full story

UNC Hospitals receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

American Heart Association recognizes UNC Hospitals' commitment to quality stroke care ... Full story

Focus on Transitional Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions in Stroke Patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A transitional stroke clinic developed by doctors and nurse practitioners at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reduced 30-day readmission rates by 48 percent, according to a study published in the April 28 online issue of the journal Stroke. ... Full story

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