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Stroke patients relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe
Clinical trials have been completed on a therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery. (2019-09-17)
Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke
Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, M.D., at UTHealth Houston reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced recovery compared to a matched historical control group. (2019-09-17)
Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia
An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information and processing speed) and dementia. (2019-09-12)
Dynamic reorganization of brain circuit with post-stroke rehabilitation
Nagoya City University researchers have revealed an interaction between cortico-brainstem pathways during training-induced recovery in stroke model rats. (2019-09-11)
Gene therapy helps functional recovery after stroke
A new gene therapy turns glial cells -- abundant support cells in the brain -- into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in mice. (2019-09-11)
Vegetarian and pescetarian diets linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease
Vegetarian (including vegan) and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease, or CHD for short, than diets that include meat, suggest the findings of a large UK study published in The BMJ today. (2019-09-04)
Heart failure patients have similar odds of dementia-type brain lesions as stroke patients
A type of brain damage linked with dementia and cognitive impairment is as common in heart failure patients as it is in patients with a history of stroke, according to findings from the LIFE-Adult-Study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-02)
Eliminating visual stimulation may help counter symptoms of spatial neglect after stroke
'We documented that while the patient was blindfolded, she sat up straighter, and her posture was more centered,' said Dr. (2019-08-30)
Total heart disease deaths on the rise
Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension -- known collectively as cardiometabolic disease -- have been increasing since 2011, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. (2019-08-27)
Who you see matters: Stroke patients benefit more from observing their own hand movements during therapy
Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have found that for stroke patients, observing their own hand movements in a video-assisted therapy -- as opposed to someone else's hand -- could enhance brain activity and speed up rehabilitation. (2019-08-23)
High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors' walking skills
High-intensity step training that mimics real world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training. (2019-08-22)
Bone particles in blood
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has found that blood vessels within bone marrow may progressively convert into bone with advancing age. (2019-08-19)
Regulating blood supply to limbs improves stroke recovery
Cutting off and then restoring blood supply to a limb following a stroke reduces tissue damage and swelling and improves functional recovery, according to a new study in mice published in JNeurosci. (2019-08-19)
Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
Data from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. (2019-08-19)
Canadian researchers find 'silent' strokes common after surgery
The study found that 'silent' covert strokes are actually more common than overt strokes in people aged 65 or older who have surgery. (2019-08-15)
Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke
Stroke survivors who completed a group-based aerobic exercise program, like cardiac rehabilitation, significantly improved their endurance and walking capacity regardless of time since stroke. (2019-08-14)
Transport by mobile stroke units get patients quicker treatment than ambulance
Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. (2019-08-07)
Brain reorganization predicts language production
The right hemisphere of the brain can take over language functions when the left hemisphere is damaged early in development, according to research in four-year-old children published in eNeuro. (2019-08-05)
Long-term declines in heart disease and stroke deaths are stalling, research finds
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries, including Australia, and are even increasing in some countries, according to new research. (2019-08-04)
Mayo Clinic study shows AI could enable accurate screening for atrial fibrillation
A new Mayo Clinic research study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of an irregular heart rhythm -- atrial fibrillation (AF) -- in an electrocardiogram (EKG), even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test. (2019-08-02)
Clinical trial reveals potential for treating larger strokes with thrombectomy
Building on research results published today in JAMA Neurology showing patients with larger ischemic strokes could benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, an international, multicenter Phase III clinical trial will be starting at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-07-29)
Standard vs. intensive blood pressure control to reduce the risk of stroke recurrence
This randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis focused on intensive blood pressure control compared with a standard control regimen on the risk of stroke in patients who had had a previous stroke. (2019-07-29)
South Florida partnership using data to guide stroke triage decisions
A progressive Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-driven partnership in South Florida has expedited access to lifesaving care for stroke patients. (2019-07-24)
Physician experience and practice area affects decision-making for endovascular treatment
A new study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 16th Annual Meeting found significant differences in decision-making for endovascular treatment (EVT) when the physician's experience with EVT use and practice area were taken into consideration. (2019-07-24)
Exploring genetic 'dark matter,' researchers gain new insights into autism and stroke
For the brain to function smoothly, its cells must carefully regulate which proteins are produced and when. (2019-07-24)
Study quantifies smoking's strong link to peripheral artery disease
A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after smoking cessation. (2019-07-23)
Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke
Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal blood sugar levels. (2019-07-23)
New study finds independent predictors of first pass effect in mechanical thrombectomy
A new study, presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 16th Annual Meeting, found that non-internal carotid artery (non-ICA) site of occlusion, the use of a balloon-guided catheter, and better collateral grade were all independent predictors of the first pass effect (FPE). (2019-07-22)
Helicopter transport for stroke patients decreases time to surgery, new study finds
The sooner that a severe stroke patient can access thrombectomy, the more likely they are to experience a good outcome. (2019-07-22)
Researchers find widespread aspirin use despite few benefits, high risks
Nearly 30 million Americans older than 40 take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease. (2019-07-22)
Group calls on international community to prevent dementia by preventing stroke
The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias. (2019-07-18)
Voluntary pact with food industry to curb salt content in England linked to thousands of extra heart
Since the introduction of the voluntary pact the UK government made with the food industry in 2011 to curb the salt content of food, the reduction in dietary salt intake in England has slowed significantly, reveals the first study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-07-18)
At-home support helps stroke patients adjust after hospital stay
MSU researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. (2019-07-17)
Treating stroke patients just 15 minutes earlier can save lives
Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today in JAMA. (2019-07-16)
Higher iron levels may boost heart health -- but also increase risk of stroke
Scientists have helped unravel the protective -- and potentially harmful -- effect of iron in the body. (2019-07-16)
New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke
It's important to determine whether stroke patients also experience atrial fibrillation (Afib). (2019-07-12)
HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk
A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke. (2019-07-03)
Smokers three times likely to die from heart disease
Smoking is killing at least 17 Australians a day from preventable heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions, new research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found. (2019-07-03)
Cholesterol that is too low may boost risk for hemorrhagic stroke
Current guidelines recommend lowering cholesterol for heart disease risk reduction. (2019-07-02)
Stem cell stimulation improves stroke recovery
Stem cell stimulation shows promise as a potential noninvasive stroke treatment, according to research in mice published in JNeurosci. (2019-07-01)
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