Category Archives: Stroke

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One More Genetic Link in the Longevity Enigma? (BBC News / Sanger Institute / Nature Communications)

Summary People living in the isolated Greek villages of Zoniana and Anogia have a noted tendency to live well into old age. They have a lower than expected incidence of cardiovascular disease, including heart problems, heart attacks and stroke. It … Continue reading

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Diet Drinks Triple Risk of Stroke and Dementia? (NHS Choices / Stroke / BBC Health News / NHS England)

Summary Recently published evidence indicates that consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated statistically with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, but these alleged links are not overwhelmingly convincing or concerning. An NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical … Continue reading

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Mechanical Thrombectomy to be Introduced by NHS for Certain Types of Stroke (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary NHS England has announced plans for 8000 stroke patients per year to benefit from mechanical thrombectomy; a form of surgical treatment for acute ischaemic stroke which significantly improves survival and quality of life. This service will be introduced at … Continue reading

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Configuration of Stroke Services: a Themed Review of NIHR Research (NIHR DC)

Summary The NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) has released a themed review of NIHR research into the organisation of stroke services and care pathways. This review of 44 published and 29 ongoing studies covers recent research into stroke and acute … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities in Stroke Prevention (University of Birmingham / PLoS Medicine / European Journal of Neurology)

Summary Analysis of the records of UK patients who suffered a stroke indicates that over half of people who should have received drugs to prevent strokes had not been prescribed such medicines. Full Text Link Reference Research suggests ‘missed opportunities’ … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure: a Risk Factor for Vascular Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society / Stroke)

Summary Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health, following 4.28 million individuals, have shown a statistical association indicating that high blood pressure in middle age significantly increases the risk of developing vascular dementia (the second most common form of … Continue reading

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Researchers Advise Use of Aspirin Immediately After Minor Strokes (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary The benefits of taking aspirin immediately after a mini or minor stroke, to prevent or limit harm, have been hugely under-estimated. Full Text Link Reference Mundasad, S. (2016). ‘Immediate aspirin’ advice for minor stroke.  London: BBC Health News, May … Continue reading

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