Tag Archives: Stroke

Giving blood pressure medications right after stroke not beneficial, study finds

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.

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Study to unravel causes of stroke and cognitive decline launched at AIIMS

New Delhi: India and the Netherlands on Thursday launched a joint project to study the causes of stroke and cognitive decline.

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India witnessing stroke epidemic: Experts

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.

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New guidelines for management of high blood pressure released

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.

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Residual activity ‘hot spots’ in the brain key for vision recovery in stroke patients

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.

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Edoxaban effective in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

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.

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Stroke related cases growing at an alarming rate

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.

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iPhone device detects heart rhythm problem that can cause stroke

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.

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Woman, 90, successfully treated for paralytic stroke

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.

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Simple two-drug combination proves effective in reducing risk of stroke

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.

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