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Less than one in 100 stroke survivors meet heart health goals

Less than one in 100 stroke survivors meet heart health goals

Fewer than one in 100 stroke survivors meet all of Life’s Simple 7 goals for ideal cardiovascular health identified by the American Heart Association. Moreover, the proportion who fail to meet almost all of the criteria is on the rise, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians. (more…)

Less than one in 100 stroke survivors meet heart health goals

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Study finds patients treated up to 16 hours after stroke showed positive outcomes

Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study. The results of the Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for the Ischemic Stroke (DEFUSE 3) trial, presented at the International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles and published on Jan. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that physically removing brain clots up to 16 hours after symptom onset in selected patients led to improved outcomes compared to standard medical therapy. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. (more…)

Less than one in 100 stroke survivors meet heart health goals

The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

The webinar, sheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018 5:00:00 PM CET – 6:00:00 PM CET, will kick-off the State of the Art on clinical data recently published in 2017 and discuss the next boundaries to foresee in Acute Ischemic Stroke treatment. (more…)

SSOFT development after the SAFE Working Conference: Modules 1 and 2 to be available by mid April 2018

SSOFT development after the SAFE Working Conference: Modules 1 and 2 to be available by mid April 2018

SAFE Working Conference in Zagreb 2017 gathered over one hundred delegates from all SAFE member organisations. Victoria Brewer, SSOFT Project and Operations Director, saw this conference as a great opportunity for collecting both stroke stories and some high value feedback from stroke survivors and other people who manage national stroke support organisations across Europe. As we wanted to hear more about SSOFT progress and development, we interviewed Victoria about her impressions from Zagreb and what would be the next steps. (more…)

Less than one in 100 stroke survivors meet heart health goals

Electronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve can be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in rats

A team lead by Sílvia Vilares Conde, from CEDOC-NOVA Medical School, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Galvani Bioelectronics, has demonstrated through findings in rats that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain. The study is published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]. (more…)

Less than one in 100 stroke survivors meet heart health goals

Potential brain-machine interface for hand paralysis

A brain-machine interface that combines brain stimulation with a robotic device controlling hand movement increases the output of pathways connecting the brain and spinal cord, according to a study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. This work could have implications for restoring function in stroke patients with hand paralysis. (more…)