RSSArchive for September, 2011

How to prevent 1 million strokes in 5 years?

How to prevent 1 million strokes in 5 years?

The US Department of Health and Human Services is palnning to prevent 1 millioon heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The focus of the new startegy is on the ( ABCS) or the aspirin, blood pressure, choelsterol and smoking. The epidemiological studies showed that currently only 46%¬†of people in the USA at increased risk of […]






Augmentation of collateral circulation to the brain:potential therapy for stroke

Augmentation of collateral circulation to the brain:potential therapy for stroke

In the October issue of the “Lancet Neurology”, Suhaib A et al discussed the potential benefit of augmenting or maintaining the cerebral collateral circulation in case of ischaemic stroke. The article which was published on line today mentioned that “Imaging of the brain and vessels has shown that collateral flow can sustain brain tissue for […]






Acute Stroke care team in Wales Awarded

Acute Stroke care team in Wales Awarded

The acute stroke care team in Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales, UK was awarded the prestigious Chief Executive Award in a very well organised ceremony in Gwent, South Wales. The team was awarded for the good progress that was achieved in Gwent stroke service. The daily TIA clinic in Newport City has managed to […]






Preventing stroke in intracranial stenotic arteries patients

Preventing stroke in intracranial stenotic arteries patients

So far using the aggressive medical treatment to prevent recurrent stroke after atherosclerotic intracranial arterial stenosis, is the best approach to deal with the condition which is causing the ischaemic stroke. In this week New England Journal Of Medicine, a study was published comparing¬† percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) with the aggressive medical treatment […]