Tag Archives: Stroke Diagnosis

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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Portable Microwave-Based Technology May Speed Stroke Diagnosis (BBC News / IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering)

Summary Diagnosing and treating stroke as quickly as possible is important, to minimise avoidable brain damage. Researchers have devised an experimental prototype helmet using microwave technology which can distinguish between bleeds (haemorrhagic stroke) and clots (ischaemic stroke) quickly, so potentially … Continue reading

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