Quantcast

Latest American Stroke Association Stories

c9f7aeaa2d6851c8cf5977d65d6ca1291
2010-04-08 11:41:38

"Love and marriage," sang philosopher Frank Sinatra, "is an institute you can't disparage." Especially, a new Tel Aviv University study suggests, when a happy marriage may help to prevent fatal strokes in men. The first study of its kind to assess the quality of a marriage and its association with stroke risk, Prof. Uri Goldbourt of Tel Aviv University's Neufeld Cardiac Institute found a correlation between reported "happiness" in marriage and the likelihood that a man will die from stroke....

2010-03-29 12:05:00

DALLAS, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Stroke Association's Most Powerful Voices competition is in its final round and choirs need the public to vote at http://choir.gospelmusicchannel.com. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO ) Most Powerful Voices competition engages competing choirs and voters from across America in the American Stroke Association's Power To End Stroke cause campaign. The public has between now and April 6 to go online and...

2010-02-26 17:38:00

WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- FRIDAY, Feb. 26 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010 WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /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....

2010-02-26 10:58:00

Study highlights: -- Two ways to open narrowed neck arteries -- surgery or stenting -- proved similarly safe and effective overall. -- Younger patients had fewer cardiovascular events with an implanted stent, while older patients had fewer events with the surgical option. -- Stroke and death rates in the study were the lowest ever reported in a clinical trial, researchers said. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The two major procedures for opening blocked neck arteries to...

2010-02-26 10:53:00

Study highlights: -- High-intensity, repetitive rehabilitation exercises, whether assisted by a robot or human, can improve movement in a stroke patient's paralyzed arm, even years after the disabling event. -- The finding challenges the notion that little rehabilitation can occur a year after stroke. -- Intense training could potentially improve leg paralysis or cognitive problems long after a stroke, researchers said. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-intensity,...

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...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
Related