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Stroke Patients Lose Quality Years Afterwards
2013-10-10 04:48:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Current treatments and prevention methods, aimed at improving the quality of life for people who have experienced a stroke, are poorer than researchers have hoped, according to a new study from the UK. Despite best efforts, the researchers found that strokes still take nearly three out of five quality years off a person's life. The findings, published online in the journal Neurology, leave considerable room for improvement in...

2013-09-20 23:20:34

This report says the Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) EpiCast Report and EpiCast Model provide an overview of the risk factors, comorbidities and the global epidemiological trends for AIS in the six major markets (6MM: US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK). Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or interrupted, either by blood clots or ruptured blood vessels, depriving the brain of oxygen and nutrients, ultimately leading to the...

Stroke Affecting More And More Young Americans
2013-09-04 05:14:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online At least half a million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44 have suffered a stroke, according to recently-published research appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology. According to Jose Biller, a neurologist with Loyola University Medical Center and a co-author of the study, and his colleagues, between 532,000 and 852,000 people in those age groups have suffered a stroke. The investigators also report that 15 percent...

2013-09-03 12:26:34

-- GARFIELD Registry presentations at ESC CONGRESS 2013 provide outcomes data on real-world treatment patterns of at-risk AF populations -- AMSTERDAM, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One-year outcomes data from the first cohort of the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD (GARFIELD), an innovative, independent academic research initiative, provide insights into the elevated stroke risk among subpopulations of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The findings, from eight abstracts...

2013-09-02 09:54:44

In contrast, a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 identifies a subgroup of patients with very low stroke risk unlikely to benefit from anticoagulation treatment. Professor Nabauer said: "AF is the most frequent cardiac arrhythmia requiring hospitalisation and has a 1-2% prevalence in the general population. AF is associated with a significant risk of stroke with frequently disabling consequences. While oral anticoagulation is very effective in preventing ischaemic strokes in AF, it increases bleeding...

2013-06-27 11:55:56

Phase 3 clinical trial in China, designed in partnership with UC San Francisco, could change standard of care in US Results of a Phase III clinical trial showed that a simple drug regimen of two anti-clotting drugs — clopidogrel and aspirin — lowered the risk of stroke by almost one-third, compared to the standard therapy of aspirin alone, when given to patients who had minor or transient stroke symptoms to prevent subsequent attacks. Described this week in the New England...

2013-06-20 23:18:06

People who experience any stroke symptoms–but do not have a stroke–may also be more likely to develop problems with memory and thinking, according to new research published in the June 19, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "'Silent strokes' that cause small areas of brain damage have been tied to memory and thinking problems, but it has been difficult to study these 'silent strokes' due to the cost and inconvenience...

2013-05-07 23:02:22

A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Remembering the acronym FAST is an easy way to learn how to recognize a stroke and what to do to minimize its long-term damaging effects. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Strokes -- 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain -- are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier...

Stroke Victims Under The Age Of 50 More Likely To Die Within Two Decades
2013-03-20 10:04:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adults who suffer a stroke before the age of 50 are far more likely to die within the next two decades than the general population, according to a new study published in Wednesday´s edition of JAMA. According to background information presented with the study, six million people die as a result of stroke, which is a loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the brain´s blood supply. While it primarily affects the...

2013-01-03 16:23:03

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last fall, Mill Creek resident and avid marathoner Jeff Knakal experienced a sudden weakness on the right side of his body and had difficulty speaking. His wife recognized the symptoms as signs of a stroke, and called 911. When he arrived at the EvergreenHealth Medical Center emergency department, the hospital's award-winning team of stroke specialists got to work to diagnose the cause of the otherwise healthy man's symptoms. Knakal was acutely...