Tag Archives: ischemic stroke

Gordie Howe has passed away

Mr. Hockey has shuffled off this mortal coil. After suffering a stroke in 2014, he underwent stem cell treatment in Mexico and saw significant improvement in his condition. I know when we were trying to find treatment for my father … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, obituaries | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gordie Howe has passed away

Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were “stunned” by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients. While the research involved only 18 patients and was … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

WATCHMAN: A New Weapon in Stroke Prevention

A medical device about the size of a quarter could help prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are looking for an option to commonly-prescribed blood thinners. AFib is a significant risk factor for stroke. The FDA approved … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Prevention | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on WATCHMAN: A New Weapon in Stroke Prevention

Major study finds working longer hours increases stroke risk

The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run an increased risk of stroke – and the longer the hours they put in, … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Major study finds working longer hours increases stroke risk

Clot-busting nanocapsule could ‘revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment’

A new study suggests that using nanocapsules to precisely target activated clotting platelets with clot-busting drugs could revolutionize the treatment of stroke and heart attack. A report on the research, led by the University of Melbourne and the Baker IDI … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Clot-busting nanocapsule could ‘revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment’

Doctors refused to believe I’d had a stroke at 17

WHEN 17-year-old Bethany Sinfield woke in the middle of the night unable to swallow she staggered from her bedroom to wake her parents. “I was really panicking, my head was throbbing and I was losing all feeling down the left … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doctors refused to believe I’d had a stroke at 17

Few US stroke patients get clot-busting treatment

Not all U.S. stroke patients eligible for a clot-busting treatment actually receive it – and the odds of getting this therapy may depend on where they live, a large study finds. Researchers found wide variation in treatment for ischemic stroke, … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Few US stroke patients get clot-busting treatment