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2009-09-29 09:45:00

One out of every eight strokes is preceded by a "warning stroke," which is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mild stroke, according to research published in the September 29, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "These results illustrate the need for better risk assessment tools for preventing strokes before they occur," said study author Daniel G. Hackam, MD, PhD, of the University of Western Ontario in London, ON....

2009-07-30 09:25:18

Ultrasound can be used to determine a patient's heart risk after a transient ischemic attack (TIA). An evaluation of transcranial (TCD) and extracranial (ECD) Doppler ultrasonography, published in the open access journal BMC Medical Imaging, has shown that both future stroke and future cardiovascular ischemic events can be predicted by abnormal findings.Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death on long-term follow-up after a TIA. Dr. Holger Poppert from the Technische...

2009-06-02 08:00:38

After a stroke, time is of the essence. A new study on second strokes reveals they tend to occur within 24 hours of the initial event. "Our study highlights the need for someone who is experiencing the symptoms of a mini-stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) to get to an emergency room fast," Peter Rothwell, M.D., Ph.D., with the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, was quoted as saying. "That's because even after a very minor initial stroke, the immediate risk of a major stroke is...

2009-06-01 16:43:57

About half of all people who have a major stroke following a warning stroke (a transient ischemic attack or mild stroke) have it within 24 hours of the first event, according to research published in the June 2, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology."Our study highlights the need for someone who is experiencing the symptoms of a mini-stroke or transient ischemic attack to get to an emergency room fast," said Peter Rothwell,...

2009-05-04 07:10:00

Gender differences in symptoms may contribute to delay in treatment for women, signal need to change stroke public health campaigns ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The traditional stroke symptoms are well known and include a sudden onset of numbness or weakness on one side of the body, trouble talking, loss of vision, or coordination problems. But in women, doctors and bystanders should be paying attention to something else, says Lynda Lisabeth, Ph.D., MPH, researcher...

2009-04-17 07:00:00

One in 20 People Who Experience a TIA Are Expected to Suffer a Stroke Within Two Days(1) RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the launch of Talk About TIA!, a new educational initiative to raise awareness of an under-recognized but serious health risk - transient ischemic attack (TIA). TIA is an important warning sign that a stroke may occur. In fact, one in 20 people who experience a TIA are...

2009-03-25 21:53:45

Most people associate stroke with the elderly, but one-third of the some 780,000 U.S. stroke victims each year are under age 65, researchers say. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is offering a special support group for younger survivors of strokes -- brain attacks when an area of the brain is deprived of oxygen after an artery becomes blocked or ruptured. Even teens, children and infants can suffer strokes. Terri Lukomski, the support group's facilitator and a certified therapeutic...

2009-03-20 08:36:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the last patient has completed treatment in the Phase III Randomized Evaluation of Long term Anticoagulant therapy (RE-LY(R)) study. This study compared the long-term efficacy and safety of the oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate with the current standard therapy, warfarin (target international normalized ratio, INR, 2-3) for the prevention of stroke and non-CNS systemic embolism in patients...

2009-03-17 10:22:00

- Bayer Applauds USPSTF for Providing More Specific Guidance to Maximize Appropriate Aspirin Use - MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today strongly recommends that patients and clinicians consider the use of aspirin for preventing first heart attack and stroke, while considering benefits and risks. These recommendations, published in today's issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, build on the Task Force's 2002 recommendations that...

2009-02-24 12:54:56

That first "mini-stroke" may be more of a benign event for women than men, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Yale University. The findings underscore the need to continue researching gender differences in disease prevention and follow-up care. Data show 30 days after a transient ischemic attack (TIA), women are 30 percent less likely to have a stroke, 14 percent less likely to have heart-related problems and 26 percent less likely to die than men of...


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