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Post-stroke protein linked with dementia: increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease following attack

A protein strongly linked with the increased risk of dementia in stroke patients could hold the key to developing an antibody. Healthcare scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University have identified a protein that is released in large amounts following a stroke and has a direct influence on neurodegeneration. It is known that patients who suffer a [...]

Making the 9-1-1 call for stroke differs by race, sex

During a stroke, slightly more than half of patients use emergency medical services (EMS) to get to the hospital, with white women the most likely, and Hispanic men the least likely to use EMS transport, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. Between October 2011 and March 2014, researchers analyzed medical [...]

Stroke trial to test if everyday drugs can save lives

Treating stroke patients with antibiotics and paracetamol could save up to 25,000 lives each year, researchers have said. A £4m study is to investigate whether routinely offering these drugs to people who have recently suffered a stroke helps to prevent the complications such as infection and fever. Researchers say that up to half of stroke [...]

Research shows greater function after stroke when blood clots removed from brain blood vessels

A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings were announced at the annual meeting of the European Stroke Organisation in Glasgow, Scotland, and published online in [...]

Presence of heart pouch may explain strokes of unknown origin, UCI study finds

Anatomical variant could promote stagnation of blood, forming clots that migrate A pouchlike structure inside the heart’s left atrial chamber in some people may explain strokes that otherwise lack an identifiable cause, according to UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers. Dr. Mark Fisher, a professor of neurology and pathology & laboratory medicine, and colleagues evaluated [...]