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Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for both ischemic stroke and osteoporotic fractures in elderly men and women. Folate and vitamin B12 reduce homocysteine levels. In Japanese population wit ...


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 ...


The use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, called HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor or statins, before or after a stroke helps improve patient recovery after an ischemic stroke.American Academy of Neurology 57 ...


Treatment with Warfarin ( Coumadin ), an anticoagulant drug, may reduce the risk of stroke by more than two-thirds in patients with atrial fibrillation. An estimated 2,260,000 individuals in the U ...


A study found that patients who have had a minor stroke have a 43% chance of another stroke or vascular event within 10-years. Ale Algra, at the University Medical Centre, Utrecht ( Netherlands ), ...


Patient enrollment in the phase 3 trial of ReoPro ( Abciximab ) for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke has been permanently discontinued. Based on careful review of the data and the observed be ...


A study, published in the Archives of Neurology, showed that measurement of two biomarker levels in stroke survivors may provide predictive information for recurrent ischemic stroke beyond traditional ...


Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh report a high level of effectiveness in re-opening completely blocked internal carotid arteries ( ICA ) as late as two to three days after acute stroke symp ...


In addition to traditional risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, age, and race, a particular enzyme and protein found in the blood may help identify middle-aged men and women at increase ...


A study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ( BIDMC ) and the Harvard School of Public Health ( HSPH ), has demonstrated that the risk of ischemic stroke increases with a rise ...


Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that a patent foramen ovale ( PFO ), a small hole between the two upper chambers of the heart, does not predestine an individual to a stroke later in life. Fin ...


The SAINT I ( Stroke Acute Ischemic NXY-059 Treatment ) trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that NXY-059 is a promising drug for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. ...


A pilot study led by University of Cincinnati researchers showed that standard clot-busting medication combined with low-energy ultrasound appears to reopen clogged arteries in stroke patients better ...


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 ...