Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

May 09, 2018
Stents and coiling of unruptured aneurysms: FDA recommendations
FDA received reports associated with the use of these devices in the treatment of unruptured brain aneurysms that suggest some events of periprocedural stroke or death may have been related to procedural risks or patient selection-related factors.
Apr 20, 2018
Compound improves stroke outcome by reducing lingering inflammation
An experimental compound appears to improve stroke outcome by reducing the destructive inflammation that can continue months after a stroke, scientists report.
Mar 28, 2018
Stroke affects more than just the physical
new study looks at what problems affect people most after a stroke.
Mar 12, 2018
Worldwide study triples number of known genetic risk factors for stroke
Research predicts that the study will also be a boon for dementia research.
Mar 09, 2018
Intravenous arginine benefits children after acute metabolic strokes
Researchers find notable responses, no adverse events in children with mitochondrial disease.
Jan 26, 2018
Stenting system shown to benefit certain stroke patients
Study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers finds use of wingspan stent system in patients with prior strokes resulted in low rate of complications.
Jan 05, 2018
Scientists uncover why sauna bathing is good for your health
Study shows that taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes reduces blood pressure and increases vascular compliance, while also increasing heart rate similarly to medium-intensity exercise.
Dec 01, 2017
FDA approves heart protection claims for cholesterol drug evolocumab
Evolocumab the only PCSK9 inhibitor approved to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary revascularization.
Nov 08, 2017
Reduced blood flow from heart may reduce blood flow in brain’s memory center
Reduced blood flow from heart may age brain 15 to 20 years.
Nov 06, 2017
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
Scientists find that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
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