BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke
The addition of endovascular therapy to thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke with basilar artery occlusion improved functional outcomes in a new registry study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke
Following an ischemic stroke with evidence of atherosclerosis, targeting a lower LDL cholesterol level was associated with avoidance of major cardiac events on follow-up, new evidence demonstrates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Campaigners lose legal battle against major reconfiguration
Campaigners fighting a regional centralisation of stroke services have lost their judicial review. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In a First, Doctors Use Robotics to Treat Brain Aneurysm
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Canadian doctors who conducted the first robotic surgery to treat a brain aneurysm say the approach could boost the availability and precision of lifesaving stroke care. Use of the technology could also be a first step... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
Updated guidance for osteoporosis now includes a recommendation for the use of romosozumab, but only in severe osteoporosis and not in women with a history of myocardial infarction or stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mercy South adding $37 million rehabilitation hospital
A $37 million rehabilitation hospital is being planned for south St. Louis County, Mercy announced Thursday. The hospital will be a two-story, standalone building on the Mercy Hospital South campus. It will include 50 beds in two separate units: a general acute rehab unit and a unit focused on the needs of stroke patients. “In speaking with leaders and residents throughout our community, we’ve liste ned to their needs,” said Sean Hogan, Mercy South president. “That’s what is driving us… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dori Olmos - KSDK Source Type: news

AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren't taking enough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When'Time Is Brain,' Mobile Stroke Units Speed Care
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Ambulances outfitted as " mobile stroke treatment units " provide faster treatment and reduce patients'risk of severe disability and death, German researchers report. The new study examined the use of three mobile stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure
Title: Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
Title: Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery
Title: Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AI predicts heart attack, stroke on cardiac MRI
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that quantifies blood flow on cardiac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations? AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues Advances in imaging, AI make cardiac MRI more accessible Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mechanical clot removal without clot busters may be sufficient stroke treatment
(American Heart Association) Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as combining it with intravenous (IV) clot-busting medications for stroke patients. Mechanical clot removal alone reduced the risk of brain bleeding in this Japanese study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telemonitoring plus phone counseling lowers blood pressure among black and Hispanic stroke survivors
(American Heart Association) Minority stroke survivors experience better blood pressure control when lifestyle counseling by phone from a nurse is added to home blood pressure telemonitoring. Improved blood pressure control could lower strokes and stroke deaths in blacks and Hispanics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent for bleeding stroke
(American Heart Association) There are few treatment options for bleeding stroke.There was a trend towards reduced growth of brain bleeds in those treated with the antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid within 4.5 hours of stroke onset, compared to those treated with placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent
(American Heart Association) The blood thinner apixaban, which treats and prevents blood clots in some people with irregular heart rhythm, is safe and effective in stroke patients. Apixaban is associated with less bleeding, death and hospitalization than warfarin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot
(American Heart Association) A robot was used to treat brain aneurysms for the first time.The robotic system could eventually allow remote surgery, enabling surgeons to treat strokes from afar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Clinical Evidence of Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke? First Clinical Evidence of Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke?
A new potential neuroprotectant has been found to be beneficial for patients with ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy in the ESCAPE-NA1 trial, but only for those not receiving thrombolysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent seems effective over the long term in reducing stroke patients' risk of a subsequent stroke and death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery
The device, which is controlled with a smartphone, looks like a swim cap with multiple magnetic microstimulators attached. Study volunteers wore it for 40 minutes per session, and completed 20 sessions over four weeks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TNK Dose in Large-Vessel Stroke: 0.25 mg/kg Is Sufficient TNK Dose in Large-Vessel Stroke: 0.25 mg/kg Is Sufficient
New data from a second EXTEND-IA TNK (tenecteplase) trial clarify the optimum dose of the bolus thrombolytic for use in ischemic stroke, for which enthusiasm is growing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Characteristics of Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, 2012-2019
The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, a national recognition program, demonstrates that achieving high hypertension control rates is possible across a range of health care settings and among patient populations at high risk for having uncontrolled hypertension. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Heart Disease Heart Health High Blood Pressure Hypertension MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Stroke Million Hearts Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- For decades, artery-opening stents have helped prevent heart attacks, and new research suggests they might also help prevent strokes in the brain. In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wearable'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- A noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device worn less than an hour a day can increase activity near stroke-injured areas of the brain, a small, preliminary study suggests. Those improvements in brain activity might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intraoperative Ischemic Stroke in Elective Spine Surgery Intraoperative Ischemic Stroke in Elective Spine Surgery
How often do strokes occur during elective spine surgeries, and what strategies may help prevent these events?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk. " In February, American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to take control of their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research shows new drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke
After 50 years of research and the testing of over 1,000 drugs, there is new hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke. Treating acute ischemic stroke patients with an experimental neuroprotective drug, combined with a surgical procedure to remove the clot improves outcomes as shown by clinical trial results published today in The Lancet. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke Severity
Title: AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke SeverityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Viz.ai debuts new stroke care AI platform
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Viz.ai has launched a new AI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medtronic, Viz.ai team up on stroke care Viz.ai adds $21M in new funding FDA OK's Viz.ai's CT software FDA clears Viz.ai's stroke detection software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients
(American Heart Association) In a comparison of 0.25mg/kg and 0.40mg/kg doses of the newer and more convenient clot-busting medication tenecteplase, there was no advantage in increasing the dose above 0.25mg/kg in stroke patients who planned to have mechanical clot retrieval.In addition, administering tenecteplase may decrease the need for mechanical clot removal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows new drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke
(University of Calgary) After 50 years of research and the testing of over 1,000 drugs, there is new hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke. Treating acute ischemic stroke patients with an experimental neuroprotective drug, combined with a surgical procedure to remove the clot improves outcomes as shown by clinical trial results published today in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fast treatment via mobile stroke unit reduced survivor disability
(American Heart Association) Stroke patients were more likely to get clot-busting treatment and received it faster if treatment started in a mobile stroke unit, an ambulance specially equipped to provide treatment.Those treated in a mobile stroke unit had less post-stroke disability, a German study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Follow-up study suggests brain stents are safe and effective for reducing recurrent stroke risk
(American Heart Association) Placing stents in cholesterol-clogged brain arteries may be an option to reduce the risk of a repeat stroke.However, it is too soon to know if stenting in the brain arteries improves long-term patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wearable brain stimulation could safely improve motor function after stroke
(American Heart Association) A new, non-invasive wearable magnetic device that stimulates the brain to rewire itself is safe and could improve recovery for stroke survivors. The technology could be a step to help improve motor function after stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ESO Launches 2020 ESO EMS Index to Track Nationwide EMS Performance...
Stroke assessment, 12-lead EKG show improvement; aspirin administration highlights area that needs improvement; new metric includes lights and siren transport from scene(PRWeb February 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/eso_launches_2020_eso_ems_index_to_track_nationwide_ems_performance_across_key_metrics/prweb16924676.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ARCADIA: Predicting Risk of Atrial Cardiopathy Poststroke ARCADIA: Predicting Risk of Atrial Cardiopathy Poststroke
Preliminary findings from the ongoing ARCADIA study identify several risk factors associated with atrial cardiopathy in recent stroke patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ARCADIA: Predicting Risk for Atrial Cardiopathy Poststroke ARCADIA: Predicting Risk for Atrial Cardiopathy Poststroke
Preliminary findings from the ongoing ARCADIA study identify several risk factors associated with atrial cardiopathy in recent stroke patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke Severity
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The highs and lows of the daily weather could signal something more important than which outfit to wear: A study from South Korea suggests the more temperatures fluctuate during the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of Major Heart Complications Up Shortly Following Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Ischemic stroke is independently associated with increased risk of incident poststroke major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in both men and women, according to a study published in the February issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke Risk High Among Blacks, Hispanics
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent may have a much higher risk of stroke than whites, new research suggests. " Previous research has suggested that racial and ethnic disparities in stroke risk are greater at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Father's Fatal Stroke a 'Wake-Up Call' for Sons
Title: AHA News: Father's Fatal Stroke a 'Wake-Up Call' for SonsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Race and Gender May Tip the Scales on Traditional Stroke Risk Factors
Title: AHA News: Race and Gender May Tip the Scales on Traditional Stroke Risk FactorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

NIH Slated for 7 percent Budget Cut
The President has proposed a $38.7 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year (FY) 2021. This translates to a $3 billion or 7 percent cut in the agency’s funding compared to FY 2020. The NIH budget request includes a $50 million initiative to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a better understanding of the causes of chronic diseases and to identify early treatments. This plan is in line with the Administration’s “Industries of the Future” effort, which supports using and developing AI across sectors. The budget would provide $50 million for the Childhood Cancer ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Plantwatch: how urban trees and hedges help cut air pollution
The plants trap polluting particles like natural air filters, and protect against flooding, tooHedges and trees in towns and cities are more than just attractive, they can behave like natural air filters, trapping traffic pollution made up of dangerous microscopic particles blamed for a range of serious health problems, ranging from heart disease, asthma and strokes to diabetes, obesity and dementia.Astudy at Lancaster University showed that silver birch trees maintained as hedges at about the height of an adult person were particularly good at cleaning the air.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Trees and forests Air pollution Science Environment UK news University of Surrey Lancaster University Source Type: news

New Treatment Approaches to Modify the Course of cSVDs New Treatment Approaches to Modify the Course of cSVDs
Where do we stand in the prevention and treatment of cerebral small vessel diseases? This review highlights current knowledge gaps and summarizes ongoing trials.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA News: Father's Fatal Stroke a'Wake-Up Call' for Sons
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- One Sunday in 2016, Dwight Tschetter felt lightheaded and lost consciousness. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital. At 67, he had a stroke that paralyzed his whole body. " It was a really... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Domestic Abuse May Do Long-Term Damage to Women's Health
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who experience domestic abuse may be more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The British study, published this week in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Race and Gender May Tip the Scales on Traditional Stroke Risk Factors
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Traditional stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, impact people of various races and genders differently, new research shows. " The biggest thing we found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity
Title: AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke SeverityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is Sunny Outlook the Best Rx for Stroke Recovery?
Title: Is Sunny Outlook the Best Rx for Stroke Recovery?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news