Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

Oct 11, 2017
Hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without increased risk of heart disease
New study reviews WHI data to demonstrate lack of association between migraines, cardiovascular disease, and hormone therapy; opens door to increased use of hormones to treat migraines.
Oct 05, 2017
Newborns with CHD show signs of brain impairment even before cardiac surgery
High-risk newborns have weaker functional connectivity between key regions of their developing brains.
Sep 20, 2017
Researchers discover how to train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke
Researchers discover way to temporarily suppress neutrophils and turn them into beneficial weapons that scavenge for toxins, potentially opening a door for a therapeutic approach to hemorrhagic stroke treatment.
Aug 17, 2017
Smoking raises risk of aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment
Researchers report people who have experienced an aneurysm have another reason to quit smoking.
Jun 23, 2017
FDA approves betrixaban for venous thromboembolism
The FDA approved betrixaban (BEVYXXA, Portola) for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in adult patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness who are at risk for thromboembolic complications.
May 18, 2017
Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria
A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain's blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing cerebral cavernous malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy.
May 17, 2017
DAWN results show reduction in disability from stroke up to 24 hours of onset
Results from the DAWN stroke trial provide compelling evidence that selected patients suffering a major ischemic stroke recovered significantly better with mechanical retrieval of the blood clot (mechanical thrombectomy) with medical therapy compared with medical therapy alone when initiated past the current guidelines of within 6 hours and up to 24 hours of the stroke.
May 11, 2017
Higher levels of biomarker linked to increased stroke risk for women
Women with elevated levels of beta-2 microglobulin, a protein found on the surface of many cells, may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the current online issue of Neurology®.
Apr 17, 2017
Potential new treatment strategy for neuroinflammation related to intracerebral hemorrhage
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that pharmcological blockade of a protein called TSPO reduces inflammation and brain edema in animal models of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Mar 31, 2017
Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke
A meta-analysis assessing the association between insomnia symptoms and incidence or death from cardiovascular disease, stroke, or a combination of events found that difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and non-restorative sleep were significantly associated with higher risks of cardiovascular and stroke events.
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