International Stroke Conference

The latest news from ISC, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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Social factors major determinant of stroke, CVD risk

February 20, 2018
Various socioeconomic determinants predispose patients to developing CVD and stroke, especially in the United States, according to a presentation at…
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Functional outcomes may not improve with mobile stroke units

February 15, 2018
Mobile stroke units may not be a successful and cost-effective way to improve functional outcomes, according to a presentation at the International…
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MIND diet may benefit stroke survivors

February 11, 2018
The MIND diet, a hybrid of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, and Mediterranean diets, was associated with a reduced rate of…
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Novel risk score predicts AF in high-risk patients

February 9, 2018
Patients at high risk for atrial fibrillation were identified using a novel risk score, according to an abstract presented at the International…
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DESERVE: Strong social networks reduce vascular risk in stroke, TIA

February 1, 2018
Patients with stroke who could discuss important matters with multiple family members and friends had a greater mean BP reduction compared with those…
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Severe ischemic stroke confers worse outcomes in Asian-Americans

January 31, 2018
Asian-American patients with acute ischemic stroke had worse functional outcomes, had more severe ischemic strokes and received IV tissue plasminogen…
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Lifestyle interventions improve BP in black patients

January 31, 2018
Black patients who were treated with successful lifestyle interventions had improved BP control compared with those who were treated with usual care…
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COMPASS: Combined rivaroxaban, aspirin bests aspirin alone for stroke prevention

January 30, 2018
Compared with aspirin alone, aspirin plus rivaroxaban reduced ischemic stroke by almost half, according to results presented at the International…
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Financial fears may halt patients from calling 911 for stroke

January 30, 2018
Although stroke knowledge was similar among residents from the North Side and South Side of Chicago, those who lived on the South Side were less…
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Ischemic stroke more likely in women with severe hypertension

January 30, 2018
Women with increasing levels of hypertension had an increased risk for ischemic stroke compared with men, according to an abstract presented at the…