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Mayo Clinic researcher says physicians can target treatment to individual patients.
More than two-thirds of patients in a British study were unaware they suffered a minor stroke and almost one-third delayed seeking medical attention for more than 24 hours.
Two stroke-prevention procedures are safe and equally beneficial for men and women at risk for stroke, but the effectiveness does vary by age.
Loyola University Medical Center is among the hospitals that enrolled patients in a landmark trial that compared traditional surgery with less-invasive stenting to clear dangerously clogged carotid arteries.
Study highlights: -- Two ways to open narrowed neck arteries -- surgery or stenting -- proved similarly safe and effective overall.
Study highlights: - A new anti-clotting drug proved as effective as the blood thinner currently used to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients with prior stroke or transient ischemic attacks - The lower dose of the drug dabigatran produced less risk of bleeding in the brain than warfarin did - Dabigatran is not approved in the United States but is available in other countries to prevent blood clots after elective hip and knee replacement surgery SAN ANTONIO, Feb.
Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) are often called "mini strokes" for good reasons -- the short-term symptoms can mimic a stroke and up to 10 percent of first-time sufferers often experience full-blown strokes within as little as 90 days.
Nearly four in 10 transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor ischemic stroke patients may experience mental impairment, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Associationâ€™s International Stroke Conference 2010.
Acute stroke care and clinical outcomes have improved significantly at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associationâ€™s Get With The Guidelinesâ€“Stroke program.
Scientists have developed a new web-based tool that may better predict whether a person will suffer a second stroke within 90 days of a first stroke.
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