Tag Archives: Stroke
Washington: A major study has found that giving patients medications to lower their blood pressure during the first 48 hours after a stroke does not reduce the likelihood of death or major disability.
New Delhi: India and the Netherlands on Thursday launched a joint project to study the causes of stroke and cognitive decline.
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand): India is witnessing stroke epidemic, said the experts adding the coexisting cardiac illness, diabetes, smoking, sedentary habits and changes in life style of modern India predisposes Indians for stroke.
Washington: A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and containing nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, is published by JAMA.
Washington: Scientists know that vision restoration training (VRT) can help patients who have lost part of their vision due to glaucoma, optic nerve damage, or stroke regain some of their lost visual functions, but they do not understand what factors determine how much visual recovery is achieved.
Washington: A clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrates that high- and low-dose edoxaban were at least as effective in preventing stroke or systemic embolism (blood clot), while significantly reducing bleeding and cardiovascular death, compared to warfarin.
New Delhi: Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and adult disability in the world. Approximately 795,000 strokes occur each year in the United States and it claims a life every six seconds.
Sydney: A special iPhone case and app can be used to quickly and cheaply detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes, according to University of Sydney research.
New Delhi: Doctors in a city hospital claim to have successfully treated a 90-year-old woman suffering from stroke with intravenous thrombolytic therapy, showcasing that there is no age barrier for such treatment.
Washington: Results of a Phase III clinical trial showed that a simple drug regimen of two anti-clotting drugs – clopidogrel and aspirin – lowered the risk of stroke by almost one-third, compared to the standard therapy of aspirin alone, when given to patients who had minor or transient stroke symptoms to prevent subsequent attacks.