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Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering With Intravenous Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Did Not Improve Functional Outcomes

Monday, February 11, 2019—In results from the ENCHANTED trial (NCT01422616), presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Honolulu, Hawaii and published in The Lancet, patients provid…

Embolization Device Receives FDA Approval for Expanded Indication for Small or Medium Wide-Neck Aneurysms

Monday, February 11, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for an embolization device (Pipeline™ Flex; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) for the treatment of small…

Prehospital Treatment to Lower Blood Pressure Does Not Improve Outcomes for Those With Acute Stroke

Friday, February 08, 2019—Results from the RIGHT-2 trial (ISRCTN26986053)presented at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI and published in The Lancet, showed that treatment wi…

Infectious Endocarditis-Related Stroke Increase Related to Opioid Epidemic

Friday, February 08, 2019—In research presented at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI and published in the journal Stroke, a correlation between increasing rates of infectious endocard…

Time Still Equals Brain, So Does Core Size for Patients With Large-Core Strokes

Friday, February 08, 2019—Research presented at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI, showed that poor outcomes for patients with large-core stroke treated with mechanical thrombectomy c…

Minimally Invasive Hemorrhage Evacuation With Thrombolysis for Intracranial Hemorrhage

Friday, February 08, 2019—Minimally invasive surgery with thrombolysis for intracranial evacuation (MISTIE) for stroke caused by supratentorial hemorrhage, for which open surgical evacuation has shown …

Intensive Glucose Management Poststroke Does Not Improve Outcomes and May Increase Risks

Thursday, February 07, 2019—Results of the SHINE study (NCT01369069) presented at a plenary during the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI show that intensive management of hyperglycemia for …

New Study Will Evaluate Smart Watch Technology for Help in Preventing Strokes

Monday, January 21, 2019—January 21, 2019 -- A new study will analyze the impact of a smart watch (Apple, Cupertino, CA) on early detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and the potentia…


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