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2013-05-07 23:26:45

Award demonstrates the New York Hospital's commitment to quality care for stroke patients. Mt. Kisco, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Northern Westchester Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association´s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Northern Westchester Hospital´s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive...

2013-04-23 08:34:32

BOSTON and TEL-AVIV, Israel, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the developer of the MGuard(TM) Embolic Protection Stent (EPS), announced today that on April 19, 2013, the Company received an approval with conditions for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An approval with conditions indicates that the FDA concurs with the overall trial design and while...

2013-03-27 12:34:52

Stroke patients are three times more likely to receive clot-busting medication if treated at a certified stroke center, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency treatment for people who have ischemic (clot-caused) stroke. The durg can reduce stroke disability. "The stroke center concept has rapidly taken off, and this data demonstrates...

2013-03-22 16:23:30

Award demonstrates Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute's commitment to quality care for stroke patients KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute (SLNI) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(®)-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes SLNI's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based...

2013-03-14 17:23:00

When someone has a stroke, time equals brain. The longer a stroke is left untreated, the more brain tissue is lost. Since the only proven treatment – a clot-busting drug – works in less than half of patients, stroke physicians had high hopes for a mechanical device that could travel through the blocked blood vessel to retrieve or break up the clot, restoring blood flow to the brain. But in a recently completed multi-site trial in which UCLA served as the clinical coordinating...

2013-03-13 15:21:24

Rate of brain hemorrhage in stroke patients given tPA isn't meaningfully higher Millions of Americans take aspirin or other drugs every day to reduce their risk of heart attacks or other problems caused by blood clots. But when one of them suffers a stroke caused by a clot in their brain, some emergency teams might hesitate to give a powerful clot-busting medication called tPA -- for fear that the combination of drugs might cause dangerous brain bleeding. Now, a University of...

2013-02-13 23:03:52

NeuroCareTech introduces First iPhone app designed by a doctor for doctors´ clinical use to help rapidly determine stroke patient eligibility for life-saving treatment called tPA. BrainAttack App processes eligibility data accurately and more quickly, while reducing to minutes the time required by emergency room physicians to determine tPA eligibility Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Emergency room staff, neurologists and other mid-level health care providers racing...

2013-02-05 23:02:48

TPAs in General Have Difficulties in Forecasting the Costs and Pricing of their Products Park City, UT (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on Third Party Administrators (TPAs). Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution and health reimbursement accounts. According to Zane Benefits´ website, A Third Party Administrator (TPA) is an...

2013-02-01 09:44:29

American Stroke Association Guidelines People having an ischemic stroke should receive clot-dissolving therapy — if appropriate -- within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, according to new American Stroke Association guidelines published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Ischemic stroke, which accounts for nine in 10 strokes, is caused by a blood clot in the arteries leading to the brain. Calling 9-1-1 immediately after recognizing any of the warning signs of...

2012-10-17 15:23:52

World Stroke Day & Swedish Medical Center Raise Awareness on New Treatments, Education DENVER, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just our mountainous corner of the world, nearly 433,000 Denver metro area residents will experience a stroke in their lifetime. The staggering statistics: one in six - or more than 850,000 Colorado residents will experience the same. In an effort to raise awareness of new treatments and prevention, Swedish Medical Center and The World Stroke...