Regional Providers Gather in Rochester to Discuss Advances in Stroke Care

Providers from across upstate New York are gathering tomorrow for UR Medicine ’s 7h annual Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester – New York (STAR-NY) Stroke Management Symposium. The meeting – which attracts more than 400 participants annually – will highlight pre-hospital care, new medical and surgical advances, a regional approach to stroke care, and recovery and prevention.
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Publication date: Available online 16 December 2018Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Xiaoxi Yao, Bernard J Gersh, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Nilay D Shah, Peter A NoseworthyAbstractBackgroundIn the FOURIER trial, evolocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin–kexin type 9 inhibitor (PCSK9i), reduced cardiovascular events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). We aimed to examine how closely patients in routine practice resemble the FOURIER trial participants, and to assess the observed cardiovascular risks based on trial eligibility and under-representativeness.MethodsUsing a large U.S....
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HIGH blood pressure symptoms don ’t always show, making it difficult to detect the condition, but if a severe increase in blood pressure happens four signs may occur. Ignored or left untreated this can lead to a stroke.
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Photo credit Damir Bosnjak Dear Carol:  About six months ago my dad had a stroke that’s left him struggling to get out his words. Since he was always so eloquent, this is extra hard on him. I dread visiting him at the nursing home because my visits seem to cause him more frustration than pleasure. I know he wants me to visit, but maybe the fact that we’d always had fun debating ideas makes it harder on him since I bring back memories of better days. I love him and want to spend as much time with him as I can, but how do I do this without causing him grief?  – RE Read Carol's answer to the r...
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In conclusion, both RH and RfH constitute challenges in clinical practice and should be addressed as distinct clinical entities by trained professionals who are capable to identify comorbidities and provide specific, diversified, and individualized treatment. PMID: 30525180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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(Natural News) If you want to keep your body strong, you need to exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet. According to Dr. Ronald Tarrel, physical activity can also help boost brain health. Regular exercise is good for your brain and body Dr. Tarrel, a neurologist specializing in stroke and neurocritical care at the Noran Neurological Clinic,...
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Purpose The clinical relevance of abnormal exercise testing (ET) results (at least 0.1 mV ST segment depression measured during exercise or recovery in three consecutive beats) in athletes without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is not well understood. It is unknown whether this phenomenon reflects a physiological adaptation to sport or a truly ischemic response and a concomitant attenuated stroke volume (SV) response. The aim of this study was to investigate if athletes with abnormal ET results without obstructive CAD showed signs of an attenuated SV response using cardiopulmonary ET parameters. Methods A t...
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A Chinese scientist shocked the scientific community a couple of days ago with the announcement of having modified the very blueprint of life. If his claims are true, he tried to bestow two baby girls the ability to resist possible future infections with HIV. The outrage shows that humanity is not prepared to utilize the power of gene editing on embryos yet. We have no idea about the biological consequences, and we haven’t tackled the necessary legal and ethical issues. Genes to become toys of the “Gods”? Humanity has come a long way since Aldous Huxley pinned down how methods of genetic engineering, bio...
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