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Analysing the brains of stroke victims just days after the stroke allows researchers to link various speech functions to different parts of the brain, a breakthrough that may lead to better treatment and recovery, according to a study published in the journal Brain. Tatiana Schnur, MD, Baylor...
Older adults with irregular sleep patterns -- meaning they have no regular bedtime or wake-up schedule -- are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) as those with more regular sleep patterns, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, according to a study published in Circulation. The results were found to be able to predict chances of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke, and can be used by doctors to help...
Both simple and advanced CT were effective in accurately predicting which patients who experienced a stroke would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, according to a study published in the Annals of Neurology. “Endovascular thrombectomy has revolutionised the treatment for patients with acute...
Women who experience premature menopause are almost 3 times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. “Our findings indicate that multimorbidity is...

Conference Reports

By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 25, 2020 -- Patients undergoing carotid artery stenting to prevent recurrence of stroke who receive cilostazol tend to have a lower incidence of in-stent restenosis after 2 years, according to a study presented here at the 2020 International Stroke...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 24, 2020 -- In patients with a history of stroke or transient ischaemic attacks, reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to a goal of 70 mg/dL significantly reduces the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events, according to a study presented...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 24, 2020 -- Patients with stroke who are identified as having intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) may be helped by treatment with tranexamic acid, according to a study presented here at the 2020 International Stroke Conference (ISC). While there were...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 24, 2020 -- A long-term follow-up study appears to indicate that the Wingspan brain stent -- aimed at preventing recurrent strokes -- is safe and effective when used on-label, according to a study presented here at the 2020 International Stroke Conference...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 24, 2020 -- Increasing the dose of tenecteplase prior to endovascular thrombectomy does not improve reperfusion or clinical outcomes in patients with stroke, according to a study presented here at the 2020 International Stroke Conference (ISC). In the...

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