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Potential risk of stroke recurrence predicted with Artificial Intelligence

Patients’ risk of suffering stroke recurrence can be precisely forecasted with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a new study has suggested. A novel study...
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Widespread pain linked to heightened risk of dementia and stroke

Widespread pain, a common subtype of chronic pain, is associated with an increased risk of dementia and stroke, a new study has found. New research...
Post-stroke findings on muscles could have implications for rehabilitation      

Post-stroke findings on muscles could have implications for rehabilitation      

In the first study to observe the phenomenon in humans, findings have revealed that following a stroke, muscles lose their most basic building blocks. After...
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Walking speed can improve stroke survivors’ dual-task ability

Training stroke survivors to walk at a faster speed during recovery can improve the brain’s ability to walk and think at the same time,...
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COVID-19 linked to more severe strokes, study finds

People with COVID-19 are likely to have more severe strokes than non-COVID sufferers, new data from a multinational study group has revealed. A report from...
Discovery could pave the way to new treatments for brain injuries

Discovery could pave the way to new treatments for brain injuries

A mechanism has been identified which protects the brain from the effects of hypoxia – a potentially deadly deprivation of oxygen. The discovery could...
Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

According to new estimates, long working hours have led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016 – a 29% increase...
Vagus nerve findings could be biggest stroke rehab progress in decades

Vagus nerve findings could be biggest stroke rehab progress in decades

Results from a new study looking at vagus nerve stimulation could be the biggest advancement for stroke rehabilitation in decades for patients with arm...
Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

A new study has demonstrated the ability of an experimental stem cell therapy to repair brain damage and improve memory function that can be...
Innovation in stroke treatment

Innovation in stroke treatment

Dr Osama Zaidat tells HEQ about the health and economic implications of achieving the first pass effect in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. New...
Breakthrough study finds clues for ‘silent’ stroke treatment

Breakthrough study finds clues for ‘silent’ stroke treatment

A team of scientists have uncovered the genes that are responsible for lacunar, or ‘silent’, strokes, pointing to clues for new treatments. Silent strokes are...
Target for stroke therapy discovered in blood brain barrier

Target for stroke therapy discovered in blood brain barrier

Scientists have discovered an effective therapeutic target for life-changing strokes which could help improve quality of life for patients. A new study has shown that...
World’s largest study to look at strokes caused by COVID-19

World’s largest study to look at strokes caused by COVID-19

Researchers conducting the biggest study into reports of life-threatening COVID-19 strokes hope the research may help to prevent death and disability, related to the...
Reducing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular deaths with AstraZeneca

Reducing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular deaths with AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca’s recent THALES Phase III trial has demonstrated the efficacy of the drug Brilinta for reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events such as...
Applying virtual reality to stroke rehab and neurodegenerative diseases

Applying virtual reality to stroke rehab and neurodegenerative diseases

A new study has developed a novel, wearable rehabilitation device that uses virtual reality to increase brain connectivity. The study, carried out at one of...
Trial shows positive results for reducing burden of stroke disability

Trial shows positive results for reducing burden of stroke disability

Detailed results from an exploratory analysis of the THALES Phase III trial showed the medication Brilinta (ticagrelor) reduced the rate of the composite of...
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Subarachnoid haemorrhage fatality rate higher than previously thought

A Finnish study has found that subarachnoid haemorrhage, an apparently rare form of stroke, is a more common cause of death than previously thought. Subarachnoid...
AI smartphone tool can diagnose strokes within minutes

AI smartphone tool can diagnose strokes within minutes

Researchers have created a new tool that can diagnose strokes with the accuracy of an emergency room clinician from interaction with a smartphone. Researchers at...
The role of MRI in stroke care with Cerebriu Apollo

The role of MRI in stroke care with Cerebriu Apollo

Timely treatment is essential for the welfare of stroke patients – Cerebriu Apollo can help. Today’s time to treatment for an acute stroke is too...
Impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors: act now to avoid disability

Impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors: act now to avoid disability

A new report into the impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors has found that delayed 999 calls due to concerns around COVID-19 have left...

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