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A study performed at Harvard Medical School found that low-dose Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin ) may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in women. Previous trials had showed that low-dose Aspirin re ...


A randomized trial showed that Aspirin ( Acetylsalicylic acid ) is safer than Warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with intracranial arterial stenosis. Intracranial stenosis is caused by athe ...


Symptomatic carotid stenosis patients are at high risk of early recurrent stroke. The CARESS ( Clopidogrel and Aspirin for Reduction of Emboli in Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis ) trial evaluated anti ...


A study, led by Richard B. Lipton at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, assessed the efficacy and tolerability of Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin ) versus placebo for the acute treatm ...


New guideline, published in the Neurology, has updated the 1990 AAN ( American Academy of Neurology ) statement on carotid endarterectomy. Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure that remov ...


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, along with colleagues at other institutions, have found that severe stenosis of the arteries in the head represents a major risk fact ...


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, along with colleagues at other institutions, found that, among patients who have suffered a single stroke, severe stenosis, or narrow ...


A study from the Stroke Service at Massachusetts General Hospital ( MGH ) has found that some patients who have survived an intracerebral hemorrhage may be safely treated with Acetylsalicylic acid ( A ...


Researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat tuberculosis apparently cures patients of a Parkinson's-like illness suffered by thousands of mineworkers, welders and others exposed to high leve ...


Researchers at University of Toronto have discovered a new mechanism for the neurodegenerative effects of amphetamines. These drugs are converted in the brain into free radicals, highly reactive molec ...


A preliminary study funded by the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) found that a stent designed to open clogged arteries in the brain was successfully deployed in nearly all cases and significantl ...


A new study has shown that Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin ), given intravenously (IV ), may be a safe and effective option for people hospitalized for severe headache or migraine, undergoing medicatio ...


Many international guidelines on the prevention of venous thromboembolism recommend targeting Heparin treatment at patients with stroke who have a high risk of venous thrombotic events or a low risk o ...


Results of a phase III clinical trial has shown that a simple drug regimen of two anti-clotting drugs, Clopidogrel ( Plavix ) and Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin ) lowered the risk of stroke by almost ...


Women suffer more disabling strokes than men and need to become better aware of their unique risk factors, according to recommendations released by the American Heart Association ( AHA ) and the Ameri ...