Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

Sep 23, 2019
New algorithm expands neurologists’ ability to assess for clot-removing procedure
Algorithm can help physicians outside of major stroke treatment centers assess whether a patient suffering from ischemic stroke would benefit from an endovascular procedure to remove a clot blocking an artery.
Sep 12, 2019
Gene therapy helps functional recovery after stroke
New gene therapy turns glial cells into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in mice.
Sep 09, 2019
High blood pressure treatment may slow cognitive decline
High blood pressure appears to accelerate cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults, but treating high blood pressure may slow this down.
Jul 15, 2019
New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke
New method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperforms currently used approach to detect instances of atrial fibrillation.
May 17, 2019
FDA approves first anticoagulant to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots in children
First anticoagulant indicated for pediatric patients approved by the FDA.
May 14, 2019
Risk of cardiovascular complications post-surgery doubles for patients with sleep apnea
Patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery.
Apr 11, 2019
Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women
Women who have levels of LDL cholesterol 70 mg/dL or lower may be more than twice as likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke than women with LDL cholesterol levels from 100 to 130 mg/dL.
Apr 09, 2019
Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain
Could working out 5minutes a day reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance?
Mar 11, 2019
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels are linked to less healthy brains.
Feb 08, 2019
Aggressive clearance key to best outcome after a brain hemorrhage
MISTIE III trial confirms need to remove at least 70 percent of an intracerebral clot.
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