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The amount of damage to the brain after a stroke and the effectiveness of recovery treatments depend significantly on the extent of collateral circulation. Using mice, University of North Carolina researchers found that the loss of collateral vessels is prevented by exercise. Their study was presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference 2017.
A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the February issue of the journal Stroke.
Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site.
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