Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke:


 

An X-ray of a stroke in a childStroke: not just an adult’s condition:

When en you hear the word “stroke,” the first picture that pops into your mind is likely to be of an elderly individual. It’s true that older adults are at greater stroke risk; the chance of having a stroke doubles with each decade of life after the age of 55. But did you know that infants and children can also suffer stroke? It can even occur before birth. Read more


 

Strange and overlooked signs of stroke in women:

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, according to the National Stroke Association. Yet few women know some of the subtler, gender-specific signs of a stroke, or that women face some unique risk factors. Read more


New method of treating a stroke (infographic)After stroke treatment advances, hospitals changing approach:

Hospitals in Illinois and across the country are changing the way they treat strokes after a battery of recent clinical trials found that swift surgical intervention improves the odds that patients will function normally again. Read more


 

Stroke Rounds: Stroke Center Tx Ups Brain Bleed Survival:

Survival among hemorrhagic stroke patients treated at comprehensive stroke centers (CSC) is higher than among those treated at primary stroke centers or other hospitals, a study found. Read more


Hope Still for Late Thrombolysis in Stroke?

New data from several studies suggest that thrombolysis may be effective in stroke patients who present later than 4.5 hours after symptom onset and who have a particular abnormality identified by sophisticated imaging techniques. Read more

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