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2013-12-19 11:47:26

Patients with atrial fibrillation – an irregular and often abnormally fast heartbeat – have nearly double the risk of suffering a stroke in the first 30 days after starting to take the anti-clotting drug warfarin compared to non-users, according to a study of over 70,000 patients. The study, published online today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal, found that the risk was particularly high in the first week after patients started to take the drug. In contrast, once the first 30...

2013-12-19 10:43:45

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights: -Heart disease is linked with decreased brain function in older postmenopausal women. -Women who have high blood pressure or diabetes may be at higher risk for decreasing brain function over time. Heart disease may put older postmenopausal women at higher risk for decreased brain function such as dementia, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our study provides further...

2013-12-18 23:29:24

Ekso GT Provides New Advancements for Gait Training and Rehabilitation for Survivors of Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury Richmond, Calif. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Ekso Bionics™ today announced the first delivery of Ekso GT™, a robotic exoskeleton which enables individuals with lower extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk. Ekso GT introduces new advancements designed to make it easier for clinicians to provide therapy to a wide variety of patients, as well as provides new...

2013-12-18 13:43:15

Atrial fibrillation, long considered the most common condition leading to an irregular heartbeat, is a growing and serious global health problem, according to the first study ever to estimate the condition's worldwide prevalence, death rates and societal costs. The World Health Organization data analysis, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, shows that 33.5 million people worldwide – or .5% of the world's population – have the condition....

2013-12-17 08:28:51

RE-COVER II(TM) trial shows dabigatran non-inferior to warfarin in preventing recurrent DVT and/or PE and related death, with a reduction in major or clinically relevant non-major bleeding RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced results from the RE-COVER(TM) II study evaluating dabigatran compared to warfarin in patients diagnosed with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE). In this Phase III study,...

2013-12-13 20:22:10

New Kcentra Label Includes Urgent Reversal of Warfarin in an Emergency Surgery Setting KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring today announced that Kcentra(®) (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an expanded indication -- urgent reversal of acquired coagulation factor deficiency induced by vitamin K antagonist (VKA, e.g., warfarin) therapy in adult patients needing an urgent surgery or...

2013-12-12 11:06:49

Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that incidences of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack were lower in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin compared to HCV patients not treated with antivirals or diabetic patients not infected...

2013-12-11 23:03:38

Transient ischemic attacks are strokes that "clear up" within a few hours. They should be treated with the same urgency as a longer-lasting stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 It's important to recognize the signs of a stroke and get to a hospital fast. Time is brain: the longer the gap between the start of stroke symptoms and treatment, the more brain cells die, reports the December 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch. Experts have developed the FAST...

2013-12-11 20:21:53

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably by a majority, Yes: 13, No: 1, that the benefits of the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure device outweigh the risks. The FDA Panel was further asked if there is reasonable assurance that the device is safe, the Panel voted Yes: 13, No: 1. On the question of reasonable assurance of efficacy, the...

Stroke Mortality In US Has Fallen Dramatically In Recent Decades
2013-12-06 10:39:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stroke mortality rates have fallen dramatically in the US in recent decades as a result of better treatments and prevention efforts, the American Stroke Association said in a scientific statement published Thursday in the journal Stroke. The authors note that stroke deaths declined throughout the entire past century, with numbers falling from about 250 per 100,000 population in 1900 to about 60 per 100,000 by 2000. This decline...


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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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