International Stroke Conference

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

Meeting News

Cognitive function decline in patients with acute stroke is not prevented by nimodipine

March 1, 2017
The calcium antagonist nimodipine did not prevent the decline of cognitive function in patients with acute stroke and mild cognitive impairment…
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STRATIS: Real-world experience similar to clinical trial outcomes for stent retrievers

February 28, 2017
Mechanical thrombectomy with stent retrievers can be performed safely in a real-world setting with clinical outcomes similar to those seen in…
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ASSORT: Timing of statin therapy does not affect physical disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke

February 24, 2017
According to a presentation at the International Stroke Conference, among patients with less severe acute ischemic stroke and preexisting…
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TARDIS: Intensive antiplatelet regimen not superior to guideline therapy for prevention of recurrent stroke, TIA

February 24, 2017
Triple antiplatelet therapy for preventing recurrent stroke in patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack was not more…
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Direct transfer to ‘angio-suite’ decreased stroke treatment time

February 24, 2017
Bypassing the ED and directly transferring patients with acute stroke to an angiography procedure room, or an “angio-suite,” may shorten…
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Embolization with hydrogel coils may reduce adverse events in endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysm

February 23, 2017
Patients with intracranial aneurysms who underwent embolization with second-generation hydrogel-coated coils were less likely to experience adverse…
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PICASSO: Cilostazol similar to aspirin for reduction of CV events in patients with ischemic stroke, TIA

February 23, 2017
According to a presentation at the International Stroke Conference, cilostazol showed non-inferiority to aspirin for decreasing CV events in patients…
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Children more likely to experience headache during stroke than adults

February 22, 2017
Reports of headache during onset stroke were much higher in children compared with adults, according to data presented at the International Stroke
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Endovascular therapy after ischemic stroke reduces costs

February 22, 2016
After ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion, the addition of endovascular therapy with mechanical thrombectomy to IV tissue plasminogen…
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Worsening migraines with hormone replacement linked to increased stroke risk in women

February 22, 2016
Postmenopausal women who experience worsening migraines while using hormone therapy had an increased risk for ischemic stroke compared with women who…