How safe and effective are new drugs for stroke prevention?

How safe and effective are new drugs for stroke prevention?

For decades, warfarin was the only oral blood thinner available to reduce the risk of stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation. Warfarin use is cumbersome, because it requires ongoing blood test to monitor the effect and has numerous drug and food interaction. Now...

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New devices causing ‘paradigm shift’ in stroke care

New devices causing ‘paradigm shift’ in stroke care

New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, have revolutionized the treatment of certain stroke patients, says sciencedaily.com citing an article in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. "Stent retrievers are a major advance in...

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Stroke Action Plan for Europe