Tag: stroke

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...

Higher risk of periprocedural hazards for patients undergoing carotid interventions after...

A systematic review and meta-analysis has demonstrated that patients undergoing carotid interventions after thrombolysis have a higher risk of periprocedural hazards, compared with those...
robocath stroke research

Robocath, Rennes University Hospital partner with Philips France to research stroke...

Robocath and Rennes University Hospital have announced they are launching a co-development research programme using robotics to improve treatments for stroke patients. With the...
stroke association priorities

New Stroke Association report to “shine a light” on stroke care’s...

The Stroke Association has announced the top areas of research that need to be prioritised to improve stroke care. The announcement of these priorities—which...
covid-19 severe stroke

Higher incidence of severe stroke found in COVID-19 patients

Among people who have strokes and COVID-19, there is a higher incidence of severe stroke as well as a higher incidence of stroke in...
stroke severity assessment ai

Avicenna.AI receives CE mark for AI tool to assess stroke severity

Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI has received CE mark certification for its CINA ASPECTS AI tool for stroke severity assessment. CINA ASPECTS automatically processes...
RapidAI

RapidAI unveils prehospital solution to optimise cross-team workflow and improve patient...

RapidAI has announced the launch of its Rapid prehospital workflow solution for stroke, which optimises coordination between emergency medical services (EMS) providers and hospital...
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...
viz.ai medtronic

Medtronic, Viz.ai partner to bring “lifesaving” AI platform for stroke to...

Medtronic and Viz.ai have announced they are extending their successful US partnership to distribute Viz.ai’s "lifesaving" artificial intelligence (AI) software platform for stroke to...
world stroke thrombectomy day

First annual World Stroke Thrombectomy Day to be announced by SVIN...

The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) Mission Thrombectomy 2020+ Initiative (MT2020+) will announce the first annual World Stroke Thrombectomy Day at the...
vertebral artery stenting

CX 2021: Stenting should be reserved for the extracranial vertebral arteries...

Stenting is something that, for now at least, should be considered in the extracranial vertebral arteries only—and not the intracranial arteries—for symptomatic atherosclerotic stenosis,...
stroke association priorities

UK charity funds “world-first” study into long-term COVID-19 impact on stroke

Leading UK charity the Stroke Association is funding what it claims will be the world’s first study to determine the long-term impact of COVID-19...

Study finds Neuroprotectant delivered to the brain in nanoparticles may improve...

Preliminary research to be presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2021 meeting (17–19 March, virtual) has found that when NA1, a neuroprotectant, was...

Even short delays in the ER reduce the lifespan of stroke...

Research to be presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2021 meeting (17-19 March, virtual) has found that for every 10-minute delay between arrival...

Complete reperfusion may not offer better outcomes than near-complete reperfusion

Ching-Jen Chen discusses his recent publication in the BMJ entitled, “Is a picture-perfect thrombectomy necessary in acute ischaemic stroke?” Whether imaging findings translate into outcomes...

Icometrix announces ischaemic stroke solution 

In a press release, icometrix announced the addition of icobrain cva, a stroke solution, to the icobrain portfolio. According to the company, this announcement follows clearance from the US...

Stryker partners with Brainomix for AI stroke software

Stryker has announced a new partnership with Brainomix that provides an option for European customers to purchase Brainomix’s e-Stroke software.  According to a press release...

German study shows use of mobile stroke units improves clinical outcomes

In a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers have found that stroke patients in Berlin for whom STEMOs...

The post-stroke brain’s ability to recover and rewire itself peaks at...

A study published in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair finds that the capacity of the human brain to recover and rewire itself peaks around two...

New study reports no delay in EVT treatment during COVID-19 period

A study recently published in the BMJ reports no observed delay in the treatment of patients with intracranial occlusion with endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) during the...

Understanding the neural circuits underlying movement control to enhance stroke recovery

Stuart Baker is a professor of Movement Neuroscience at Newcastle University, Newcastle, England. He previously presented virtually on this topic at the UK Stroke...

Future stroke rehabilitation could include robotic therapy

At the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) virtual meeting (15–16 January), Dylan J Edwards, director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and director of...

Despite some advances, women still facing disparities when it comes to...

The continued global burden of stroke and how it disproportionately affects women are highlighted in the February issue of Stroke, according to a press release from...

PRESTO shows pre-hospital stroke scales detect aLVO with “acceptable-to-good accuracy”

Pre-hospital stroke scales detect anterior circulation large vessel occlusion (aLVO) with acceptable-to-good accuracy, according to PRESTO, a large prospective observational study, the results of...

First-pass effect lowers costs in treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, study...

A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found that first-pass effect (FPE), restoring complete or near complete reperfusion (modified Thrombolysis in...

NeuroNews launches MedTech Insights with Mark Paul interview

   Mark H Paul, president of the Neurovascular division at Stryker, spoke to NeuroNews, for a launch of a new column titled MedTech Insights. Paul,...

Cerenovus unveils new clot extractor device in European launch

  Cerenovus, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has today announced the European launch of Cerenovus Nimbus, a device designed to remove tough clots for successful revascularisation in patients...
rapidAI Rapid LVO FDA approval

RapidAI announces software approval for Medicare New Technology Add-on Payment

RapidAI states Rapid LVO is among the first software products to qualify for the New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP). NTAP is part of the CMS...

There is no place like home for rehab after stroke, study...

A study published in the 30 September 2020 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, has found that stroke...

Stroke alarm clock “may streamline and accelerate time-sensitive acute stroke care”

A digital clock that sounds alarms signalling each step of acute stroke care at the hospital is a low cost tool that helped doctors...

Three centres’ experience with the Siemens ARTIS icono system: A NeuroNews...

Azam Ahmed (Madison, USA; moderator) was joined by Demetrius Lopes (Chicago, USA) and Dan Gibson (Milwaukee, USA) as part of a special live NeuroNews webinar titled ‘Early adopters are changing the game in neurointerventional surgery’.   The webinar gave...

Personalised stroke and heart disease treatments closer with new BHF funding

Personalised treatments for stroke and heart disease are closer thanks to ongoing charity funding for research at the University of Reading (Reading, UK).  The British...
brainomix

Brainomix achieves ‘breakthrough’ in stroke imaging with new software release

Brainomix has announced the launch of the latest version of the company's stroke imaging platform, e-Stroke Suite 10.0, which includes clot detection from non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scans and is designed to...

Cerenovus launches new suite of technologies to advance stroke treatment

Cerenovus recently announced that it has launched Stroke Solutions, which includes a suite of three devices designed to aid physicians in clot removal procedures....

Clot permeability linked to first-attempt success of aspiration thrombectomy

A multicentre study has reported that clot perviousness or permeability, the ability for contrast used during the initial imaging workup to seep through a...

Modifying BACTRAC protocol provides first chance to study local leukocyte populations...

A new study released at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting reveals that expanding standard techniques during mechanical thrombectomy, a procedure that...
CINA

Avicenna.AI secures FDA clearance for its CINA Head neurovascular imaging artificial...

Medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Avicenna.AI has announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

Study shows novel AI technology is better predictor of stroke than...

Boston-based medical technology company Elucid Bio, maker of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and CE-marked vascuCAP software, announced Wednesday, July 1, that its...

New guideline: ASA no longer recommended to prevent first stroke, heart...

A new Heart & Stroke guideline published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal does not recommend taking ASA (Acetylsalicylic acid) as a preventive measure...
tranexamic acid ICH reduction

ISC News: Trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent to treat...

Treatment with tranexamic acid, a common medication that reduces bleeding, has led to a non-statistically significant reduction in intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) growth, both in...
AUGUSTUS

ISC News: AUGUSTUS secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent

Treatment with the blood thinner apixaban was associated with a lower risk of bleeding, death and hospitalisation compared with warfarin, regardless of history of...
mobile stroke unit

Live from ISC: Fast treatment via mobile stroke unit found to...

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances speeds treatment and reduces patients’ disability, according to late-breaking science presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC; 19–21...

Brain stents are safe and effective for reducing recurrent stroke risk,...

A brain stent appears safe and effective for reducing the risk of recurrent stroke in patients with cholesterol-clogged brain arteries, according to late-breaking data...
cerus endovascular contour

Cerus Endovascular receives CE mark approval for its Contour Neurovascular System...

Cerus Endovascular has received CE mark approval for its lead product, the Contour Neurovascular System, for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The system incorporates...
distal vessel occlusion summit

The 1st International Distal Thrombectomy Summit called for a need to...

The 1st International Distal Thrombectomy Summit took place in North Italy, 14–15 June, 2019. According to a press release, the purpose of the meeting...
neuroendovascular

Transradial access is safe and effective for neuroendovascular procedures

In the largest cohort study to date, new research from Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA) demonstrates that transradial surgery, done...

Many stroke patients not screened for osteoporosis, despite known risks

The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk—despite stroke being a risk factor for these...

Multicentre dataset reveals the added value of diffusion-weighted imaging to reduce...

Novel data from the Stroke from Thoracic Endovascular Repair (STEP) collaborators has provided insight into current practice of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and...

Corindus announces FDA submission for neurovascular intervention indication for CorPath GRX

Corindus Vascular Robotics announces that it is seeking premarket clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the CorPath GRX System...

Acute ischaemic stroke care continuum: With stroke patients every step of...

This video has been sponsored by Medtronic  With the treatment paradigm for stroke still evolving and the community committed to discovering and implementing the most...
medtronic

Acute ischaemic stroke care continuum: With stroke patients every step of...

The fact that endovascular therapy is now well established for patients with acute ischaemic stroke has changed the face of stroke treatment forever. The last five...

InspireMD report “superior clinical outcomes” for next-generation mesh-covered stents

InspireMD has released the results of a meta-analysis of four clinical studies involving dual-layered and mesh-covered stents, including the company’s MicroNet-covered stent, the CGuard...

Deep brain stimulation found to yield “robust but limited” clinical benefits...

A recent study evaluating the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with disorders of consciousness reported that robust but limited clinical benefits—predominantly...

Hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines – Stroke offer higher...

A recent study reports data indicative of higher quality healthcare for hospitalised patients with ischaemic stroke at hospitals participating in the Get With The...
artificial intelligence

New results demonstrate ability to automatically detect suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke...

Viz.ai has further advanced the field of stroke imaging and workflow by developing a novel method for the detection of signs of large vessel...

Viz.ai designated as American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the...

Viz.ai, an applied artificial intelligence company, has been designated as a compatible vendor for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines...

iSchemaView RAPID integrates with Join, Allm’s medical communications platform

iSchemaView has announced that the RAPID platform is now compatible with Join, a medical communication app developed by Allm, a multinational developer of mobile...

Time is “money”, not just brain

Thrombectomy is a highly effective way to treat ischaemic large vessel occlusion stroke. “Time is brain” remains crucial as the thrombectomy benefit is highly...

Stroke patients treated at a teaching hospital are less likely to...

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less chance of landing back in hospital during the early stages of recovery,...

First pass effect…always the goal!

Ischaemic stroke is as quick as it is destructive; minutes, even seconds can be the difference between patients returning to a healthy life or a hindered one....

Breastfeeding may help protect mothers against stroke

Breastfeeding is not only good for babies, there is growing evidence it may also reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women who reported breastfeeding at...

Randomised controlled trial needed to determine safety of direct mechanical thrombectomy...

The meta-analysis trial showed no evidence that rates of successful reperfusion differed in direct mechanical thombectomy and intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy. In contrast...

Time delays to thrombectomy for stroke reduce patient lifetime and economic...

Every minute that endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for a stroke patient is delayed decreases the patient's quality of life and lifespan, and reduces the significant...

Clinical study looking into mechanical thrombectomy for major stroke starts in...

The TENSION research project is to conduct a clinical study to show whether patients affected by severe strokes can also benefit from the mechanical...

Portable device detects severe stroke with 93% sensitivity

The volumetric impedance phase shift spectroscopy (VIPS) device is a portable, noninvasive way of detecting severe stroke, including emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), with...

How to treat ischaemic stroke fast: Getting the correct patient to...

“The single biggest challenge going forward is the organisation of stroke care,” says Mayank Goyal (University of Calgary, Canada). He dissected the arguments at...

Life-saving stroke educational program goes global

In an effort to improve stroke recognition and reduce life-threatening pre-hospital delays worldwide, an international team lead by researchers at Penn Medicine (Philadelphia, USA)...

Thrombectomy in acute stroke therapy: Feasible for very old patients, but...

The mechanical removal of blood clots in acute stroke is highly effective but not suitable for all patients. This is a finding of a...

iSchemaView completes MDSAP audit — moves to expand worldwide adoption of...

iSchemaView has announced that the company has completed the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), with coming certification. iSchemaView is now applying for clearances...

ESO and SAFE launch new stroke action plan for Europe: 2018-2030

The action plan provides a clear road map and suggests recommendations and targets for 2030 as an aide to governments. It has the aim...

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...

Brainomix secures £7m investment to tackle strokes with AI

Brainomix, a medical imaging company using artificial intelligence (AI) for the fast diagnosis and treatment of stroke victims, has attracted £7m of investment to...

Gene therapy may help brain heal from stroke, other injuries

Scientists have found a genetic trigger that may improve the brain’s ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions...

Stroke affects more than just the physical

A new study looks at what problems affect people most after a stroke and it provides a broader picture than what some may usually...

WEAVE trial shows positive results using Wingspan stent system

The final results showed that following on-label indications resulted in extremely low periprocedural stroke and death rate (2.6%) with Wingspan for FDA approved indication....

Shorter treatment times for endovascular therapy with “trip-and-treat” stroke model

A team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA, has shown that their trip-and-treat model is associated with shorter treatment times for endovascular...

Stretchable electronics a “game changer” for stroke recovery treatment

A groundbreaking new wearable sensor designed to be worn on the throat could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Developed in the lab...

FDA expands treatment window for use of clot retrieval devices in...

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of the Trevo clot retrieval device to treat certain stroke patients up to 24...
tandem stents thrombectomy technique

FDA permits marketing of software that may alert doctors of stroke...

The US Food and Drug Administration have permitted the marketing of the Viz.AI Contact application, a type of clinical decision support software designed to...

Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke

Research into curious bright spots in the eyes on stroke patients’ brain images could one day alter the way these individuals are assessed and...

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...

The Joint Commission, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announce new thrombectomy...

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organisation devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and...

Medtronic gets US FDA clearance for Riptide aspiration system

The Riptide aspiration system is intended for use in the revascularisation of patients with acute ischaemic stroke secondary to intracranial large vessel occlusive disease...

Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after...

Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study...

Portable transcranial doppler technology can accurately measure strokes

Medical device company Neural Analytics has announced the results from the first phase of the EXPEDITE (Evaluate a next generation portable diagnostic platform for determination and immediate triage of emergency...

Claret Medical closes US$14.5 million in Series C financing to extend...

Claret Medical, developer of the Sentinel cerebral protection system, has closed on a Series C financing of US$14.5 million led by Lightstone Ventures, with participation...

African Americans live shorter lives due to heart disease and stroke

The average lifespan of African Americans is significantly shorter than white Americans, mostly because of heart disease and stroke, which contributed to more than two million years...

Risk factors on rise among people with stroke

Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood...

European Stroke Organisation urges Europe to end “stroke care lottery”

Stroke experts from across Europe gathered in Brussels under the umbrella of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) to call on political leaders to recognise...

American men may be having fewer strokes

The overall rate of stroke in the USA has been declining in recent years. However, this may only be good news for men. Research...

Robotic ankle rehabilitation helps post-stroke recovery

A study published in NeuroRehabilitation by Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (Manhasset, USA) scientist Bruce T Volpe and Johanna L Chang has found that...

Foundational study shows soft suit exoskeleton improves walking for stroke survivors

A new study published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine finds that use of a soft suit exoskeleton system facilitates normal walking ability...

Teenage weight gain linked to increased stroke risk as an adult

Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become...

Cirrhosis associated with increased risk of stroke

Cirrhosis was associated with increased risk of stroke, especially haemorrhagic, in a study that included a representative sample of more than 1.6 million Medicare...

Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after stroke

Horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve stroke survivors’ perception of recovery, gait, balance, grip strength and cognition years after their stroke, according to...

Higher levels of biomarker linked to increased stroke risk for women

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischaemic stroke, according to a study published...

Consumption of diet drinks associated with increased risk of stroke and...

Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily has been associated with almost three times the risk of developing stroke or dementia compared to those who drank artificially-sweetened...

Stanford Health Care recertified as advanced comprehensive stroke centre

Stanford Health Care has been recertified by The Joint Commission as an advanced comprehensive stroke centre, a designation reserved for institutions with specific abilities...

Helistroke service: flying the physician to the stroke patient works

Flying a stroke specialist by helicopter to a nearby stroke patient for emergency care is feasible, saves money and, most importantly, gets critical care...

Mexican-Americans receive less intensive stroke rehabilitation, new study says

A new pilot study reports that Mexican-American stroke survivors are less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites. The study is the next...

Ralph L Sacco elected president of American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has elected Ralph L Sacco (Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, USA) as its...

University of Miami Health System starts trial to test regenerative treatment...

The University of Miami Health System is starting a clinical trial to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational cell therapy for...

Regular exercise, not body mass, before stroke may predict disability later

A new study has suggested that it is the amount of regular exercise people get, not the amount of body fat they have, that...

World Federation of Neurology welcomes WHO classification of stroke as neurological...

A new International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is to be implemented for stroke by the Wold Health Organisation (WHO)....

Janssen and Premier to initiate stroke risk management study among AF...

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has collaborated with Premier on the first and largest study of its kind to address an unmet medical need for hospitalised patients...

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is...

Study shows stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients

A multicentre trial exploring whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it is safe and...

TAVI Linked with bleeding in the brain and neurological impairment

Of 84 older patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantationt (TAVI), nearly a quarter developed new microbleeds in the brain after their procedure, according to...

ACC 2017: Anticoagulant treatment may be unnecessary for stroke prevention following...

For patients with persistent atrial fibrillation or those who are at high risk for recurring atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation is recommended, followed most often...

First European cases using Emblok cerebral protection take place in Italy

The first European clinical cases using the Emblok Embolic Protection System (Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions) in patients undergoing TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) procedures have...

CX 2017: Acute Stroke Consensus highlights

Interventions in the aorta and manipulations in the aortic arch have become a “potential source of embolisation to the brain,” notes Roger Greenhalgh, Chairman...

FDA clears Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor with TruRhythm Detection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Medtronic for its Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) with TruRhythm Detection. A...

Telemedicine ambulance may deliver faster stroke care

When experiencing a stroke, people who are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a computed tomography (CT) scanner and telemedicine capabilities are...

NuvOx Pharma and University of Arkansas begin phase IB/II clinical stroke...

NuvOx Pharma has announced that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase Ib/II clinical trial for NVX-208, an oxygen therapeutic being developed...

Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

People who survive brain bleeds are at significantly higher risk of later developing depression and dementia, according to research presented at the American Stroke...

ESO-ESMINT-ESNR host annual Stroke Winter School

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO), together with the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT) and the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), endorsed...

New trends in stroke care—How an insertable cardiac monitor improves AF...

By Anil Yallapragada In 2010, it was reported that the world-wide prevalence of individuals living with a stroke was approximately 33 million,1 with 17 million...

Three-dimensional blood vessel examination may improve understanding of dementia and stroke

A study published in the Journal of Anatomy has made a breakthrough in the examination of blood vessels in the brain, giving scientists a...

Brain generates replacement cells after stroke

UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired—and brain function can be recovered—after a stroke in animals. The discovery could have important...

MedyMatch reveals artificial intelligence deep vision intracranial bleed detection technology

MedyMatch Technology has announced that after several years of extensive research and development, it has achieved a major milestone in the availability, for research,...

Neighbourhoods important factor in risk of stroke for all races

A higher neighbourhood advantage, or socioeconomic status, of where a person lives contributes to a lower risk of having a stroke no matter the...

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. Neuroscientists at Newcastle University, UK,...

First patient enrolled in EXPEDITE study to evaluate portable diagnostic platform...

The first patient has been enrolled in the EXPEDITE (Evaluate a next generation portable diagnostic platform for determination and immediate triage of emergency large vessel stroke) phase I clinical study...

MRI guidance shows promise in delivering stem cell therapies

Working with animals, a team of scientists reports it has delivered stem cells to the brain with unprecedented precision by threading a catheter through...

First-in-man study associated with improved neurological function for stroke patients treated...

In a report published online in the Lancet, investigators describe the results of the phase 1, first-in-man study of human neural stem cells in...

World’s largest mobile stroke unit begins test run in Memphis, USA

A Wichita State University nursing faculty member, Wendy Dusenbury, has been invited to join an inaugural group of practitioners at the University of Tennessee...

General practitioner records indicate long term effects on patients of transient...

New findings from the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK) challenge the ‘transient’ nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long-term impact of an...

Air pollution shown to be leading risk factor for stroke worldwide

Air pollution—including environmental and household air pollution—has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global...

World Stroke Organisation and Medtronic to promote stroke awareness

  The World Stroke Organization has announced a global partnership with Medtronic to increase stroke awareness through several initiatives. The two organisations will work together with...

Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have the potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, according to...

Closer link needed between neurologists and cardiologists

While physicians are generally aware that atrial fibrillation is a leading preventable cause of a recurrent stroke, there is a lack of understanding of...