Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

Dec 31, 2020
Potential new therapeutic strategy for stroke discovered
Combination of an LSU Health-patented drug and selected DHA derivatives is more effective in protecting brain cells and increasing recovery after stroke than a single drug.
Dec 30, 2020
Study uncovers blood vessel damage & inflammation in COVID-19 patients’ brains but no infection
Results from a study of 19 deceased patients suggests brain damage is a byproduct of a patient's illness.
Dec 10, 2020
Obstructive sleep apnea puts a strain on the heart, too
Type and duration of individual respiratory events has an effect on heart rate and heart rate variability.
Dec 03, 2020
Study finds 10 metabolites associated with risk of stroke
Analysis provides new insights into how the risk of stroke may be affected on the molecular level.
Nov 27, 2020
Heart structure may play role in stroke risk disparities between Black and white people
Current standards for diagnosing left atrial disease that can lead to stroke may need to be updated.
Nov 23, 2020
Targeting calcium overload could improve stroke outcomes
Excessive calcium contributes to harmful inflammation in ischemic stroke.
Nov 18, 2020
Diabetes, hypertension may increase risk of COVID-19 brain complications
Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke.
Nov 02, 2020
Children with asymptomatic brain bleeds as newborns show normal brain development at age 2 years
Study finds that neurodevelopmental scores and gray matter volumes at age 2 years did not differ between children who had MRI-confirmed asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages when they were neonates, compared to children with no history of hemorrhage.
Sep 25, 2020
Putting virtual rehab for stroke patients to the test
New gaming platform uses low-cost videogame technology to improve the lives of stroke patients suffering from complex neurologic syndromes caused by their stroke.
Aug 03, 2020
Why is stroke so deadly for people of African descent?
Scientists complete largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in individuals of African descent.
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