American Heart Association

Resources released on endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is introducing a set of resources to help accelerate adoption of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke, part of updated guidelines introduced last year.

Endovascular treatment is a clot-removal procedure which involves puncturing an artery in the groin and threading […]

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Resources released on endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke

Imaging, not time, may determine who is right for stroke clot removal

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Brain imaging may accurately identify patients likely to benefit from stroke clot removal instead of relying on the time since symptoms began as an indicator of treatment eligibility, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

An ischemic stroke is caused […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Imaging, not time, may determine who is right for stroke clot removal

Endovascular treatment may preserve mental capacity after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In addition to improving survival and reducing disability, mechanically removing the clot causing an ischemic stroke leads to better cognitive functioning, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Ninety days after an ischemic stroke in 206 people who previously had […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Endovascular treatment may preserve mental capacity after stroke