Tag Archives: Mini-Strokes

Neck Scan for High Intensity Pulse to Predict Risk of Cognitive Decline / Dementia? (BBC News)

Summary Ultrasound scans of blood vessels in the neck may help to predict certain types of dementia and cognitive impairment: Persons with: “ …the highest intensity pulse (the top quarter of participants) at the beginning of the study were about … 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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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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Act Fast Campaign Extended to Mini-Strokes (BBC News / Public Health England)

Summary According to Public Health England, the Act Fast Campaign to raise awareness of stroke symptoms, which was launched five years ago, has saved thousands of people from potentially avoidable brain damage and serious disability. A new campaign will aim … Continue reading

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