Latest American Stroke Association Stories

2008-10-29 09:00:35

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by a team of stroke experts from the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center demonstrates that CT (computed tomography) perfusion imaging may dramatically improve stroke diagnosis. The study showed CT perfusion had 100 percent accuracy for detecting the large, devastating type of stroke. If adopted, this advancement in stroke detection will mean dramatically faster diagnosis time -- less than half the time of magnetic...

2008-10-08 15:00:38

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. announced today that it has teamed up with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to promote awareness in New York City of stroke, the number three killer and leading disabler among the elderly. Touchstone Health will provide support for the associations' campaigns against cardiovascular disease during two events in May 2009: the Start! Wall Street Run & Heart Walk and the Power to End Stroke...

2008-10-02 15:01:05

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Entering the second year of a successful strategic partnership, the American Stroke Association (a division of the American Heart Association) and the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network have joined forces to support a statewide network of stroke survivors and those who care for them. Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) is the only initiative of its kind. Founded in 2004 by just five stroke survivors, the grassroots group has grown...

2008-09-25 09:00:11

By Alicia Chang Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Stroke sufferers can still benefit from clot- busting medicine even if they receive it an hour or so beyond the current three-hour window after symptoms start, an important new study suggests. The finding could potentially extend treatment to thousands more people each year and prevent many from being left disabled. However, it does not change long-standing advice that stroke victims seek immediate help if they feel sudden numbness or...

2008-09-25 07:10:00

TA new study suggests that stroke sufferers can benefit from clot fighting medicine even if they receive the drugs an hour beyond the suggested three-hour window after symptoms first occur.The findings could extend treatment to many more people and could prevent thousands from being left disabled from strokes.  The findings still enforce the advice that stroke victims should seek immediate help as soon as they notice numbness or weakness in the arms, legs, or face."Don't wait," said Dr....

2008-07-24 06:01:05

To: HEALTH EDITORS Contact: Kristi Manning of the American Heart Association, +1- 214-706-1538, kristi.manning@heart.org The Best of Healthy Soul Food Recipes cookbook now available DALLAS, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You can satisfy your love for soul food and be mindful of your health with the American Stroke Associations The Best of Healthy Soul Food Recipescookbook. This 96-page hardcover cookbook includes favorites from the first two issues ofHealthy Soul Food...

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