Long-term follow-up of patients in a 2014 study confirms that stroke patients recover better if doctors physically remove a clot from a blocked artery instead of just letting the clot-busting drug tPA try to do the job.
Surviving three strokes and an untreated aneurysm makes Kevin Sorbo much more like Hercules than his TV character.
The estrogen in some birth control pills increases the chance that women taking them will develop a blood clot or venous thrombosis like the one that caused my stroke and hemorrhage, leading neurovascular surgeon Dr. Ricardo Hanel told me. It also ups the likelihood of a pulmonary embolism when a clot blocks the arteries in your lung, and dural sinus thrombosis when a clot blocks blood flow from the brain.
“The mantra in stroke treatment is that ‘Time is brain,’ so we needed a more efficient and effective standard of care,” Dr. Fitzsimmons said. While IV tPA alone may take hours to dissolve a blood clot, thrombectomy can remove a clot in a matter of minutes. “This is the most significant development in stroke therapy in twenty years,” Dr. Fitzsimmons said. “Technology has advanced to the point where we now have thrombectomy devices to help patients that are far superior to anything from the past.
Not all of Mitchell Elkind’s stroke patients are on social security. In recent years he has treated devastating attacks in people as young as 18. And he is not alone. A growing body of research indicates strokes among U.S. millennials—ages 18 to 34—have soared in recent years.
The first-ever guidelines for preventing stroke in women don’t fool around. They offer ways to prevent this disabling and potentially deadly event from adolescence to old age.
Stroke needs to go the way of trauma care to protocolize endovascular thrombectomy, one expert says.
Not only is stroke incidence increasing but there is usually no effective treatment. In the meantime controlling the risk factors of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight may help decrease your risk.
It's sad to say that customary stroke treatment is similar to how heart attacks were treated before the 1970's. New technology is needed, not just clot busters. In the meantime know where the nearest stroke treatment center is.
To some experts, the study is a call to rejigger the current method of determining where ambulances ought to take stroke patients, which is based solely on proximity. Instead, they say, patients with apparent severe strokes should be rushed to hospitals that perform thrombectomies.
Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.
Early endovascular clot removal improved stroke outcomes over medical treatment with thrombolytics alone, three trials showed here in what was seen as major verification that would change practice.
A stroke occurs either when the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing damage to a part of the brain. A stroke is also sometimes called a brain attack.
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland aims to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness through medical research, advice and information, and support in the community.
The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) offer resources on spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility related disabilities. The PRC is a program created by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) to provide a comprehensive, national source of information for people living with paralysis and their caregivers to promote health, foster involvement in the community and improve quality of life.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare by preparing, maintaining, and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.
Different Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom. Our services and the number of stroke survivors benefiting from them have grown dramatically. We are run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support.
Study in the field of stroke rehabilitation is extensive and wide-ranging, owing largely to the complexity of the clinical presentation of the individual with stroke and the interdisciplinary nature of the practice of stroke rehabilitation. The Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date review available examining both therapy-based and pharmacological interventions associated with stroke rehabilitation.
Welcome to the NINDS Know Stroke site where the NINDS offers a wide range of materials about stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Our goal is simple: to help you and your family more easily navigate, stay current, and manage the often complex process of finding answers, while empowering you to get help from those you trust most.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders.
National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United States that focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.
Excellent resource for quick scoring of the NIH stroke scale.
You don’t have to be old to have a stroke. Anyone can have one. But some people are more at risk than others.
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Rehabilitation and Support Services.
Stroke Awareness Foundation improves community awareness of stroke and its treatment through advocacy, education and public awareness programs in the community.
The National Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the public, government, health professionals, patients, carers and stroke survivors to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.
The Stroke Foundation provides information and support to people with a stroke, their family/whanau and caregivers. Our network of Field Officers and stroke support clubs assist the stroke-affected community. We also provide information through literature, videos and our helpline to the general public.
D.C. Paul survived a stroke at the young age of 36. In the years since, he has focused his positive energies on setting goals and following his dreams. He has published three books and speaks regularly.
It is our desire to offer helpful support and encouragement to survivors of Stroke, their Caregivers and concerned family and friends, throughout the world. We want to encourage them to be Stroke Survivors, not victims. To help them pursue worthwhile and quality lifestyles within the limitations that the Stroke has imposed upon them.
Welcome to the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate stroke website.
The site has been recently updated with an extensive amount of up-to-date information and services on stroke. Boehringer Ingelheim aims to improve the lives of stroke patients through its products and services. Our expertise lies in acute treatment and secondary prevention of stroke.
The Stroke Network, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are an on-line stroke support organization and are available to everybody, worldwide. Since 1996 we have provided on-line stroke support and information to well over 250,000 visitors to the site.
All the resources you need, now all in one place. Searchable by product/service category, state or company name, the StrokeSmart Resource Directory makes it easy for survivors and caregivers to find resources when and where they need them most.
The Brain Attack Coalition is a group of professional, voluntary and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities and death associated with stroke. The goal of the Coalition is to strengthen and promote the relationships among its member organizations in order to help stroke patients or those who are at risk for a stroke.
The Internet Stroke Center exists to advance understanding of stroke research and clinical care. Our goal is to provide current, professional, un-biased information about stroke. The information on this site is obtained from published accounts, meeting presentations, internet searches, and direct correspondence.
Stroke can affect different people in different ways. It depends on the type of stroke, the area of the brain affected and the extent of the brain injury.
We provide on-line support to stroke survivors and stroke caregivers of adult stroke. Usually, a stroke caregiver or another member of the stroke family will seek out a web site looking for information about stroke after their loved one has just had one.
Atlas and structure of blood flow in the brain.
We’re at that point in stroke treatment, waiting for technology to help us treat a difficult disease similar to where heart attacks were before the advent of specialized endovascular procedures.