RSSArchive for September, 2010

New Guidelines for Managing TIA in Gwent/Wales

Aneurin Bevan Health Board has published recently the guidelines for managing TIA patients in Gwent/Wales. Dr. Yaqoob Bhat, Consultant Stroke Physician in the Health Board has supervised the process of producing the guidelines.   Guidelines_-_Royal_Gwent_for_TIA






Symptomatic carotid stenosis: Stenting versus endarterectomy

Symptomatic carotid stenosis: Stenting versus endarterectomy

The conclusion of this preplanned meta- analysis of individual patient data from three randomised controlled trials was not surprising. It showed that stenting procedure for symptomatic carotid stenosis should be avoided in older patients (age ≥70 years), but might be as safe as endarterectomy in younger patients (The Lancet 2010; 376, 9746:1062-1073). Data from all […]






Haemodynamic stroke: Management and Prognosis

Haemodynamic stroke: Management and Prognosis

Compromising the haemodynamic status due for example to heart failure and hypotension can lead to signs and symptoms of a stroke. A new review article by the Lancet Neurology was published on line of the October 2010 issue of the Journal (The Lancet Neurology 9;10: 1008-1017). Severe obstruction of the carotid or vertebral arteries was […]






New 'STROKE' issue: Alcohol consumption and stroke..

New ‘STROKE’ issue: Alcohol consumption and stroke..

    In this powerpoint presentation, Dr Amer Jafar, Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales is summarising the main research articles that were published in September 2010 issue of the ‘Stroke’ Journal. STROKE September 2010