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2009-03-05 08:19:11

With the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to Kaiser Permanente studyChronic kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente researchers in the current online issue of Circulation.It has long been known that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This study is the first to look at whether chronic kidney disease independently...

2009-02-10 08:34:39

Some patients who suffer a stroke as a result of a blockage in an artery in the brain may benefit from a clot-busting drug nine or more hours after the onset of symptoms. The findings are published in the online edition of Radiology."Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.," said the study's lead author, William A. Copen, M.D., Director of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. "Every hour that we can add to the treatment...

2009-01-26 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced that the company's Merci Retrieval System(TM) has been used in over 10,000 patients since its launch in August 2004. The Merci Retrieval System is a catheter-based medical device that advanced stroke centers use to remove blood clots from patients suffering an ischemic stroke. The Merci Retrieval System has been used by leading...

2009-01-15 13:23:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the January issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.bookstore.mayoclinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-876-8633, extension 9751. To Prevent Death or...

2009-01-08 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced that it has completed a $15 million round of financing. The round was led by leading venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) and includes other existing investors and new investors. "The positive developments at Concentric over the last several months made the opportunity to participate in this round of...

2008-12-19 10:05:55

Testing patient's blood for two proteins or biomarkers that occur when inflammation is present could help doctors identify which patients are more likely to have a stroke, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears online in the journal Stroke. The biomarkers -- lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) -- are known to be associated with an increased risk of the kind of stroke that occurs when...

2008-11-13 15:00:28

A Danish study suggests high non-fasting triglyceride levels can not only increase the risk of heart attack but also increase the risk of ischemic stroke. Scientists from Copenhagen University Hospitals, led by Dr. Jacob Freiberg, said the methodology used in previous studies might have missed an association between triglycerides and ischemic stroke. "By using levels of non-fasting rather than fasting triglycerides and by having more statistical power than any previous study, we detected a...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) formed collaboration to develop adipose-derived stem and regenerative cell-based treatments for ischemic stroke. The Fraunhofer Society will commit $425,000 over two years in support to Cytori's already planned research and development. The goal of the collaboration is to advance adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells into clinical trials for ischemic stroke. The underlying damage in...

2008-01-20 03:00:14

By Collins, P Rosano, G; Casey, C; Daly, C; Gambacciani, M; Hadji, P; Kaaja, R; Mikkola, T; Palacios, S; Preston, R; Simon, T; Stevenson, J; Stramba-Badiale, M Key words: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, GYNECOLOGY, HORMONES, HYPERTENSION, MENOPAUSE, METABOLIC SYNDROME ABSTRACT Cardiovascular risk is poorly managed in women, especially during the menopausal transition when susceptibility to cardiovascular events increases. Clear gender differences exist in the...

2007-11-22 06:00:25

By Damush, Teresa M Plue, Laurie; Bakas, Tamilyn; Schmid, Arlene; Williams, Linda S Physical activity after stroke may prevent disability and stroke recurrence; yet, physical impairments may inhibit post-stroke exercise and subsequently limit recovery. The goal of this study was to elicit barriers to and facilitators of exercise after stroke. We conducted three focus groups and achieved content saturation from 13 stroke survivors-eight men and five women-85% of whom were African American...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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