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New research discovers gene that reduces risk of stroke

Scientists have discovered a gene that protects people against one of the major causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adults and ...

Damage to brain networks affects stroke recovery

By Michael C. Purdy - Initial results of an innovative study may significantly change how some patients are evaluated after a ...

Implanted Device Shows Potential as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

New JAMA study led by Dr. Vivek Reddy of Mount Sinai Heart shows WATCHMAN device can be just as safe and effective as warfarin. ... Full story

Disability after heart attack, stroke: Survivors’ care needs may be much greater than experts thought

Survivors’ physical limitations rapidly increase over decade following heart attack and stroke; many face disability, depression and caregiver reliance ... Full story

Constraint-induced therapy for stroke rehabilitation chosen as top trial internationally; Emory expert leads national trial

A clinical trial, which was led by Emory University expert and created to teach stroke patients to use their stroke-affected arm rather than their "good" arm, has been identified as one of the 15 top international clinical trials ever published in physical therapy and rehabilitation. ... Full story

U.Va. Researchers Use Ultrasound and Microbubbles to Improve Stroke Treatment

When University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor John Hossack and colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine consider bubbles, they think of something much more useful than a child’s plaything or sparkling wine. ... Full story

More Evidence Arthritis/Pain Relieving Drugs May Contribute to Stroke Death

MINNEAPOLIS – Commonly prescribed, older drugs for arthritis and pain may increase the risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in the November 5, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... Full story

7 surprising stroke facts in honor of World Stroke Day from Loyola's international expert

MAYWOOD, Ill. - In recognition of World Stroke Day on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Loyola University Medical Center neurologist Jose Biller, MD, lists seven surprising things you may not know about strokes: ... Full story

For stroke patients, hospital bed position is a delicate balancing act

Bed position is an example of how attention to detail improves outcomes ... Full story

Speech and language therapist to trial new technology for stroke rehabilitation

A speech and language therapist from The University of Manchester has won a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship to trial a new web-based app for stroke rehabilitation patients. ... Full story

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