Tag: AHA

aha/asa secondary stroke prevention

Behavioural interventions and more holistic approach signal “paradigm shift” in latest...

In May 2021, the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) updated one of its flagship guidelines—the secondary prevention of stroke guideline—for the first...
travelling stroke team

Time is brain: Travelling stroke team enables faster treatment and better...

In a pilot programme in New York City, USA, a mobile interventional stroke team (MIST) travelled directly to patients to perform emergency stroke surgery...
primary stroke care ASA

ASA highlights value of comprehensive, patient-centred primary care after stroke

In a new scientific statement entitled “Primary Care of Adult Patients After Stroke”, the American Stroke Association (ASA)—a division of the American Heart Association...
aha stroke prevention guidelines

Prevention based on first stroke cause can reduce risk of subsequent...

Identifying the cause of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)—sometimes called a “mini-stroke”—can lead to specific prevention strategies to reduce the risk of...

AHA commits US$2.5 million for fast-tracked COVID-19 heart and brain research

The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed US$2.5 million to research efforts to better understand the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its interaction with the...

Presented at the ISC: PHAST-TSC trial for treatment of acute stroke

Following the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference (ISC; 5–8 February, Hawaii, USA), Diffusion Pharmaceuticals announce a poster presented at the conference, outlining the...

Stroke survivors could gain the most from new blood pressure guidelines

Treating high blood pressure in stroke survivors more aggressively, could cut deaths by one-third, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart...

DEFUSE 3 shows favourable outcomes for late-window patients and triggers expanded...

The study results show that endovascular therapy, given alongside standard medical therapy, results in better functional outcome than standard medical therapy alone for ischaemic...

New ischaemic stroke guidelines widen mechanical thrombectomy window to 24 hours...

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association released updated ischaemic stroke guidelines that were published in Stroke, and released during the International Stroke...