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Treating mild strokes with the clot-busting drug approved for severe stroke could reduce the number of patients left disabled and save $200 million a year in disability costs.
The number of acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged and older men and women fell between 1994 and 2007, but sharply increased among those under age 35 â€” including teens and children â€” according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011.
Thrombolysis (giving anti-clotting drugs within three hours of an acute stroke) is effective in patients aged 40 to 90 years and should not be restricted in elderly patients, as current guidelines advise.
Faster Diagnosis Enables Better Outcomes PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Memorial Hospital has been named to the Target Stroke Honor Roll by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA).
A new technique that combines the heat and energy of ultrasound with highly targeted delivery of clot-busting drugs appears to be an effective treatment for patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE), commonly referred to as a blood clot in the lung, was presented today at the 37th Annual VEITHsymposium (Vascular Surgery) in New York by Dr.
The clot-busting drug rt-PA remains the most beneficial proven emergency treatment for strokes caused by blood clots.
Patients with stroke who experience improvement within one hour of receiving the clot-dissolving medication tissue plasminogen activator appear more likely to do well three months later.
Research led by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor, Villere Chair, and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center, has shown that Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a component of fish oil, is a powerful therapeutic agent that can protect brain tissue and promote recovery in an experimental model of acute ischemic stroke, even when treatment is delayed by up to five hours.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain could expand the number of stroke patients eligible for a potentially life-saving treatment.
An antibiotic appears to be a safe treatment for stroke and a good companion therapy for tPA, the clot buster that is currently the only FDA-approved drug therapy, researchers report.
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