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2010-02-26 10:50:00

Study highlights: - A new anti-clotting drug proved as effective as the blood thinner currently used to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients with prior stroke or transient ischemic attacks - The lower dose of the drug dabigatran produced less risk of bleeding in the brain than warfarin did - Dabigatran is not approved in the United States but is available in other countries to prevent blood clots after elective hip and knee replacement surgery SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26...

2010-02-26 10:46:00

Study highlights: -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol was better than aspirin in preventing a recurrent stroke in a Japanese trial. -- Compared to patients taking aspirin, patients taking the drug were less likely to have new ischemic stroke or develop bleeding requiring hospitalization. -- Cilostazol is used to reduce leg pain associated with peripheral vascular disease in the United States. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol -- used in the...

2010-02-25 17:11:00

WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- THURSDAY, Feb. 25 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010 WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Stroke Conference features more than 900 presentations on stroke science, and more than 3,500 attendees are expected. The American Stroke Association communications department offers a full program of news materials and news events to media....

2010-02-24 17:15:00

WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010 WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Stroke Conference features more than 900 presentations on stroke science, and more than 3,500 attendees are expected. The American Stroke Association communications department offers a full program of news materials and news events...

2010-02-24 11:06:18

Nearly four in 10 transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor ischemic stroke patients may experience mental impairment, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. Researchers evaluated 140 patients (average age 67) admitted to the Urgent TIA Clinic at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. Within a week of symptom onset, the researchers used a short, easily administered battery of tests that can detect deficits in...

2010-02-24 10:53:34

The American Stroke Association and other organizations have spent the last decade changing the care delivery system for stroke in the United States. Now the focus must include greater emphasis on prevention and recovery, according to a special report published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The report, "Translating Evidence into Practice: A decade of efforts by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to reduce death and disability from stroke,"...

2010-02-23 17:29:00

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the American Stroke Association from the International Stroke Conference 2010: What: Reporters can view live breaking and topical news conferences online from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010 in San Antonio, TX. The ISC brings together some of the world's most renowned experts to present recent scientific work related to stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Two...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, today launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke. Take 2 To Save 2 -- part of the Power To End Stroke cause campaign reaching African Americans -- calls for people to take two minutes to save two loved ones by texting "Take 2" to...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, has joined with the Gospel Music Channel to educate people about stroke through an online singing competition. Most Powerful Voices, held Jan. 19 - April 6, will engage competing choirs and voters from across America in the American Stroke Association's Power To End Stroke cause campaign. Each choir who enters the competition is required to upload a video or MP3...

2009-10-26 06:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this year's observance of "World Stroke Day," Thursday, October 29, the American Heart Association and its division, the American Stroke Association, will join international organizations with a unified message about the global threat of stroke. This year's theme is, "What Can I Do?" "Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, the second leading cause of death in the world and a leading cause of severe, long-term...