Stroke

Acting fast on atrial fibrillation

2800 2100 Carlotta Foletti, PhD

Early detection of atrial fibrillation – the next breakthrough in health and wearable technology? Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple Inc., just announced plans to investigate the use of…

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FDA warns of high stroke rates using artificial heart system

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. has published a letter warning surgeons and cardiologists of high stroke and mortality rates associated with the Temporary Total Artificial Heart…

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Promoting clean air for brain health

1600 1067 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Every year on the 22nd of July, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) stages World Brain Day, an awareness-raising initiative involving more than 120 organisations from around the globe. This…

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Machine learning offers automated diagnosis in stroke and dementia

1200 800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a key cause of dementia and stroke – and with stunning accuracy – a new study reports. Created by…

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“Ask the audience”: Stroke debates feature at ESOC 2018

1600 2400 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Controversies in stroke were laid bare at the recent European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) in Gothenburg, Sweden, in a special session that saw experts rallying to convince the audience of…

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​Saunas linked to reduced stroke risk

1200 800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Regular use of saunas could be key in reducing stroke risk, a new European study reports. Baseline sauna habits of 1,628 men and women (age 53–74 years; mean 62.7) without prior…

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​A new milestone in acute stroke treatment

6000 4000 Camilla Norrmén, PhD

Two recent studies have prompted the American Heart Association (AHA) to change their guidelines on early stroke management, extending the window of emergency stroke treatment up to 24 hours. Two randomized…

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​Diabetes drug may benefit high-risk stroke patients

4064 2710 Camilla Norrmén, PhD

A study showed last year that the insulin-sensitizing drug pioglitazone reduces the risk for stroke in patients with recent ischemic strokes. A new secondary analysis of the trial results found…

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​NAVIGATE ESUS: Rivaroxaban vs aspirin study terminated due to comparable efficacy

2992 2000 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Early discontinuation has been announced for the Phase III NAVIGATE ESUS study – led by Bayer AG and its development partner Janssen Research & Development, LLC – which had been…

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