THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- A new MRI scanning technique can help doctors better nail down when a person has suffered a stroke and whether clot-busting drugs will help preserve their brain.
This technique could save the brains of some people who suffer "wake-up" strokes, where symptoms become apparent after they wake from a night's sleep, said lead researcher Dr. Gotz Thomalla, a neurologist with the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany.
SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 -- Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says.
"We must aggressively continue our efforts to reduce stroke, especially in multicultural communities, and to reach people at younger ages," said Dr. Mitchell Elkind, a professor of neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University in New York City and chair of the American Stroke Association.
People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative -- drugs to lower the odds of the aneurysm rupturing.
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative -- drugs to lower the odds of the aneurysm rupturing.
Statins -- drugs that reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by reducing cholesterol levels -- are one treatment that has been investigated. Initial studies conducted in animals were promising, but research on people with brain aneurysms has had conflicting results.