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2012-02-03 19:00:48

A new drug that showed promise in animal studies and an early clinical trial didn´t improve disability among stroke patients, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. After a stroke and other types of brain damage, the brain naturally produces more granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). The protein can prevent further cell injury by protecting nerve cells and boosting blood vessel growth....

2012-02-03 19:00:11

The anti-blood clot regimen that adds the drug clopidogrel (Plavix) to aspirin treatment is unlikely to prevent recurrent strokes and may increase the risk of bleeding and death in patients with subcortical stroke according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. Because of these preliminary results, researchers ended the anti-clotting part of the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial (SPS3) in...

2012-02-03 19:00:01

An experimental blood clot-removing device outperformed the FDA-approved MERCI; retriever device, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association´s 2012 International Stroke Conference. The SOLITAIRE; Flow Restoration Device is a self-expanding stent-based design that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels after a stroke. After insertion into the clot using a thin tube, or catheter, the device traps the clot then both device and clot are...

2011-07-20 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaffirming Kaiser Permanente's commitment to delivering excellent quality care, several of Kaiser Permanente's medical centers have received the "Get With The Guidelines®" award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. These awards recognize excellence in the treatment of patients with heart disease or patients who have suffered from a stroke. "We are deeply honored to be recognized for the...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

Innovative marketing consultancy, CultureLab, is added to American Heart Association's agency roster for targeted social media outreach and content creation for its Power To End Stroke initiative targeting African Americans. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association is increasing its social media outreach targeted to African Americans for its Power To End Stroke initiative and has hired marketing consultancy, CultureLab to...

2011-02-26 00:00:27

Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center recently received Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Centers Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center recently received Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Centers following on-site certification reviews from the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more...

2011-02-21 08:10:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There's a new way to prevent stroke, and it may be more effective than aspirin, according to new research. Investigators presenting at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference found the drug apixaban, a new anti-clotting agent, worked better than aspirin at preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who were unable to take stronger drugs. AF is a heartbeat abnormality that can cause blood clots, which can raise the risk of...

2011-02-11 19:06:09

Rapid treatment associated with lower risk of death from acute stroke Every minute counts after the onset of a stroke. The more time that elapses before a patient receives an intravenous drug to help break up the clot that is blocking a blood vessel in the brain, the slimmer the chances of a good outcome. Less than one-third of acute stroke patients treated with the clot-busting drug, called intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), receive it within 60 minutes of their hospital...

2011-02-11 13:26:25

American Stroke Association meeting report Less than one-third of acute stroke patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) receive the clot-busting drug within 60 minutes of their hospital arrival, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. The research is simultaneously published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The drug is a proven intervention for acute ischemic stroke...


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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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