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2011-09-12 23:28:56

Among patients who have had an ischemic stroke, use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications is not associated with subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, after stroke or transient ischemic attack, patients are at increased risk for recurrent events. Results from the Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Lowering of...

Rates Of Stroke In Young Adults On Rise
2011-09-02 07:11:16

  Unhealthy lifestyle choices are believed to be the reason for an increase of strokes that are affecting a younger-trending demographic is the US, BBC News is reporting. Hospital discharge data on up to eight million patients per year between 1995 and 2008 was used to identify patients hospitalized for ischemic stroke. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report in the Annals of Neurology that stroke rates in 15 to 44-year-olds rose by about a...

2011-09-01 12:13:31

Rising trends in risk factors, comorbidities associated with increase Ischemic stroke hospitalization rates in adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 44 increased up to 37% between 1995 and 2008 according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings available today in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, report an increase in the prevalence of hypertension,...

2011-07-25 12:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study results released today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 8th Annual Meeting revealed a correlation between lower temperatures and increased hospital admissions for ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), commonly known as a mini-stroke, in an east coast city population. As one of the largest studies to date on this phenomenon, this data reinforces the association between stroke and...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients and distal access solutions, today announced the launch of the DAC® 070 Catheter. The DAC 070 Catheter is the fourth and largest diameter addition to the DAC family, making it the most complete family of distal access catheters commercially available. The DAC Catheter was the first in a new class of catheters known as...

2011-07-20 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot retrieval in ischemic stroke patients, today announced the launch of the expanded family of Merci Retrievers® in Japan. With the addition of the V 2.0 Soft and V 3.0 Soft, through recent Ichihen Approval, the entire family of V Series Merci Retrievers® are now approved and reimbursed in Japan. The Merci Retriever® is a...

2011-04-26 14:35:51

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help clot-busting drugs treat strokes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research involved 31 patients with ischemic stroke, a disorder when a clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain. In 12 patients who were already taking statins to control their cholesterol, blood flow returned to the blocked areas of the brain more completely and quickly. "We've known that patients on statins have...


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