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2014-01-17 11:26:22

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called 'neutrophils'. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly. GCA is initially treated with a six-month course of high-dose steroids. This study, published today in the journal Circulation Research, has...

2014-01-16 23:00:20

In a novel approach to stroke research, investigators from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center will collaborate to create the New York Stroke Trials Network of Columbia and Cornell. The network is one of 25 regional stroke centers across the country funded by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Trials Network (NIH StrokeNet), announced by the National Institutes of Health in December 2013. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

2014-01-15 23:02:20

Global Cardio Care CEO Sara Soulati Showcases Blood Circulation Machine While Leno Says “It Looks Dirty, But It’s Not” Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Jay Leno put EECP® (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) by Global Cardio Care centers, the leaders in EECP treatment, in the national spotlight with a joke during his monologue Jan. 10, 2014. While Sara Soulati, CEO of Global Cardio Care, showcased the blood circulation machine called EECP with a patient on the...

2014-01-13 12:27:02

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first patient was treated in the Phase I/II NSI-566 stem cell trial to treat motor deficits from ischemic stroke at BaYi Brain Hospital in Beijing, China. The patient received treatment on December 27, 2013 and has now returned home. The trial is sponsored by Neuralstem's wholly-owned subsidiary, Neuralstem China (Suzhou Sun-Now Biopharmaceutical Co. Ltd.), which was formed to develop...

2014-01-13 08:28:13

SUNNYVALE, Ca., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a developer of advanced devices for the treatment of Carotid Artery disease, announced today the appointment of Sumaira Macdonald, MD, PhD to the position of Chief Medical Officer effective immediately. In this new role, Dr. Macdonald will direct the company's scientific and technical agenda and lead research in ground breaking endovascular interventions for the prevention and treatment of stroke. Prior to...

2014-01-10 23:03:17

A daily low-dose aspirin can help stave off heart attacks and certain clot-caused strokes. But fewer than half of the people who could benefit from this drug take it, while many others take it when they shouldn't. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Aspirin is often hailed as a wonder drug, thanks to its ability to help stave off heart attacks and clot-caused strokes. But fewer than half of people who could benefit from a daily low-dose aspirin take it, while many others take it when...

2014-01-09 08:29:08

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) today has launched a 2014 national tour that will bring together physicians and medical personnel across the nation involved in stroke care to address current stroke treatment in the U.S. and the value of neurointerventional therapy in optimal stroke care delivery. Ranked the fourth leading cause of death in the United States by the American Stroke Association, stroke is a complex disease...

2014-01-07 08:29:32

Health Economic Analysis Published in the Journal of Hypertension MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced findings from a health-economic analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension that indicates Barostim Therapy is a cost-effective treatment option for patients with drug resistant hypertension. Based on blood pressure reductions attained with Barostim therapy, the Markov model used for this analysis projected that...

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2014-01-03 12:10:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having the chickenpox as a child can be a highly unpleasant experience, and getting over the illness may not be the end of the ordeal, as the chickenpox virus can lie dormant in nerve cells for years, only to cause painful shingles decades later. A new study in the journal Neurology has found that adults who contract shingles may have a higher risk of a stroke years later. "Anyone with shingles, and especially younger people,...

Zio Patch Beats Holter For Extended Tracking Of Heart Rhythm
2014-01-03 06:47:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A small adhesive wireless patch worn on the chest for up to two weeks is better at detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter monitor, the gold standard of care for decades, the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) reported Thursday in the American Journal of Medicine. The researchers said the ZIO Service – which includes the FDA-approved ZIO Patch, data analysis and a diagnostic report...


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Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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