American Heart Association

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 […]

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Clot removal may save money and limit disability

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adding mechanical clot removal to clot-busting drugs could lower stroke survivors medical bills, decrease government healthcare as well as non-healthcare related costs, and increase the likelihood of the patient returning to work and participating in society, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s […]

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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 […]

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