A revolutionary procedure called thrombectomy can treat severe strokes, but most hospitals in the U.S. don’t perform it.
The guidelines recommend more people should be considered to undergo a procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, in which doctors remove blood clots using a device threaded through a blood vessel. In addition, the guidelines suggest that more people should be considered eligible for a clot-dissolving IV medication called alteplase.
At these centers, imaging technology combined with more recent, minimally invasive procedures have helped expand treatment windows. In addition, organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association released new guidelines last year that extend the amount of time doctors can use the tools following a stroke from six hours to 24 hours.
EMS triage and destination, emergency department, transfer and stroke team protocols are essential to rapid definitive treatment for ischemic stroke.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, wants stroke survivors to know that while life may be different after a stroke, rehabilitation can help them regain some independence, decrease chances of another stroke and provide new goals to work toward.
Every six seconds someone somewhere will die of stroke. This year, nearly six million people worldwide will die from stroke. One in six people will have a stroke at sometime in their lives. Stroke is responsible for more deaths annually than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, yet stroke remains a silent epidemic. Now is the time to act.
National Stroke Association’s Faces of Stroke℠ public awareness campaign aims to change the public perceptions of stroke through education and personal stories of those impacted by the fifth leading cause of death.
Together is how we work — the AHA/ASA, healthcare professionals, stroke survivors, caregivers, sponsors, supporters and caring individuals. To End Stroke is what we're striving for.
WAKE-UP is a European multicentre investigator-initiated randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of MRI based thrombolysis in acute stroke patients with unknown time of symptom onset, e.g. due to recognition of stroke symptoms on awakening.
To reduce death, disability and the impact of stroke and TIA through better prevention, treatment and support.
We are the leading partnership in the world focused on stroke recovery. We bring together the top researchers to collaborate, advance discovery, test new approaches, conduct clinical trials, and deliver new knowledge to the people who can apply it.
We help younger Stroke Survivors reclaim their lives through active peer support and independent recovery.
The main aim of ESO is the improvement and optimisation of stroke management by continuing education. Medical professionals can easily obtain information on the latest developments in this treatment area by visiting the ESO Virtual Stroke University.
The Goddess Fund was created with one clear and compelling goal: to eliminate the impact of stroke in women's lives, the lives of their families and society at large.
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.
Our online e-mail support group is a great place to reach out and get support from people who know what you are going through. We have hundreds of friends, family members and medical professionals who know where you are coming from!
Welcome to our website, which we hope will introduce you to the activities of SAFE and to the SAFE members, who are various European patient organisations dealing with stroke prevention and care. SAFE represents a strong patient and carer voice which will call on European Governments to take the lead in making stroke prevention a health priority.
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 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.
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 is a leading cause of disability and the No. 5 killer of Americans, impacting people of all ages. The good news is that 80 percent of strokes are preventable. We can help prevent, treat and beat stroke working together--together we can end stroke.
The main activity of the UK Stroke Forum is to organise multidisciplinary educational events for healthcare professionals involved in stroke care and research, including the annual UK Stroke Forum conference. These events will aim to provide a forum for stroke clinicians and researchers to meet and share ideas, promote multi-disciplinary research and provide a unified voice for more statutory sector funding for research.
The American Academy of Neurology is an international professional association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders. The AAN is strongly committed to its mission and focuses its efforts on ensuring the reality of the principles and standards set forth in the AAN mission statement.
Welcome to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) website. Medical professionals and others interested in neurosurgical educational opportunities, clinical news, legislative activities, practice management resources and information or membership in AANS will find it in these pages.
The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) is committed to the advancement of neuroscience nursing as a specialty through the development and support of nurses to promote excellence in patient care.
The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) is a professional membership society comprised of 3,000 physicians specializing in the field of neuroradiology.
The Brain Foundation was established in 1970 by members of the Australian Association of Neurologists and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia to reduce the incidence and impact of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system through the provision of support, community education and research.
The objective of BASP (The British Association of Stroke Physicians) is to promote the advancement of Stroke Medicine within Great Britain.
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.
HemiHelp is a membership organisation supporting children and young people with hemiplegia, and their families.
The National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
The Stroke Association of Southern California is a leader in the advances of stroke prevention and recovery services that include advanced stroke prevention services that promote healthy behavior, improve lifestyle, address health risk factors, and reduce occurrence of stroke.
Twenty-three Austrian stroke units participate actively in the Austrian Stroke Unit Register and we aim at including all Austrian stroke units.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established as a public charity. The Foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.