Tag: AHA

US researchers named first-ever ‘Sacco Scholars’ for work in brain health

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Heart Association (AHA) have awarded the first-ever Ralph L Sacco Scholarships for Brain Health to two...

New AHA statement seeks to improve recognition and management of cerebral...

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) emphasises the need to boost patient and physician awareness of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT),...

ASA seeks to ‘empower’ Hispanic-Latino communities with promotion of RÁPIDO acronym

To help “close the gap between knowledge and action”, the American Stroke Association (ASA) is launching a culturally relevant Spanish-language campaign named ‘Juntos Contra...

US and Chinese experts introduce new aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage guidelines

Expert groups from the USA and China have separately introduced new guidelines relating to the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH). The updated guidelines—spearheaded...

AHA: Systemic interventions key to tackling “enormous inequities” in stroke care

‘Upstream’ causes of health inequities related to stroke—such as structural racism and conditions of the places where people live, learn, work and play—have not...

Early diagnosis and treatment needed in “often underreported” post-stroke cognitive impairment

More than half of all stroke survivors may develop cognitive impairment within a year after their stroke, and one in three are at risk for developing dementia...

New certifications aim to standardise and improve stroke care in Mexico

Hospital institutions in Mexico will have access to a single, comprehensive set of stroke certification services through a new collaboration between the Mexican stroke...

New AHA statement should be seen as “call to action” in...

A new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement provides guidance on staffing, leadership and resource requirements for hospital stroke centres, with the intention of...

Global societies lead tributes to esteemed neurologist Ralph Sacco

Esteemed neurologist Ralph Sacco passed away at the age of 65 earlier this month, and a number of prominent neurology and stroke societies have...

AHA statement: Even transient stroke symptoms require emergency assessment

Stroke symptoms that disappear in under an hour—often referred to as a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)—need emergency assessment to help prevent a full stroke,...

Bruce Ovbiagele named editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Heart...

Bruce Ovbiagele, associate dean and professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF; San Francisco, USA) and chief of staff at...

Mitchell Elkind to join AHA leadership team as chief clinical science...

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that Mitchell Elkind (Columbia University, New York City, USA), long-time volunteer of the organisation and renowned neurologist,...

AHA statement highlights need for more data on sex differences in...

A new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement has highlighted the need for more data about sex differences in the use of and response...
severe stroke thrombectomy

Mechanical thrombectomy shown to restore more function than medication alone following...

A new study from Japan has become the first randomised controlled trial (RCT) to demonstrate the effectiveness of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy procedures in patients...
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...