International Stroke Conference

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

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Mediterranean diet may lower risk for stroke in women

February 17, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Women who adhered to the Mediterranean diet had a lower incidence of total stroke and ischemic stroke, according to new data…
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Low vitamin D levels predict stroke severity, worse outcomes

February 16, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — New data suggest that vitamin D may be a promising marker for cerebral ischemic vulnerability and a potential target for…
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Dehydration at time of stroke linked to worse outcomes

February 14, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adults who are dehydrated at the time of stroke are at risk for worsening severity of their condition, independent of…
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Parents meet criteria for PTSD following child’s stroke

February 13, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Parents met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder following their child’s stroke, and their children demonstrated…
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Lower systolic BP target may reduce stroke risk

February 13, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In adults aged at least 60 years without diabetes or chronic kidney disease, risk for stroke was 70% higher for those with…
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Risk for cancer elevated in stroke survivors

February 13, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In a new analysis of the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention study, the annual rate of age-adjusted cancer incidence…
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Insertable cardiac monitors effective, provide value for poststroke AF

February 12, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two studies of insertable cardiac monitors presented at the International Stroke Conference demonstrated that the devices…
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ESCAPE: Rapid endovascular treatment improved function, survival in ischemic stroke

February 12, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rapid endovascular treatment was associated with reduced mortality and improved functional outcomes in imaging-selected…
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‘Drip and ship’ thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke common in US

February 11, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Approximately 1 in 4 patients with acute ischemic stroke who receives IV tissue plasminogen activator is then transferred to…
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EXTEND-IA: Early thrombectomy with stent retriever linked to better outcomes

February 11, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In patients with ischemic stroke with a proximal cerebral arterial occlusion and salvageable tissue, early thrombectomy with…