What You Need to Know About Strokes

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 — Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says. “We must aggressively continue our efforts to reduce stroke, especially in multicultural communities, and to reach people at younger ages,” said […]

Warning signs of stroke in men

Stroke symptoms in men Early warning signs Stroke recovery in men What to do if a person is having a stroke Outlook When blood cannot flow properly to the brain, brain cells die, and this is called a stroke. Many signs and symptoms are the same for men and women, though some occur more often […]

Non-invasive brain stimulation may improve fine motor movement in stroke patients

Stroke is common and accompanied by complex disabilities–such as lower and upper limb disability, speech impairment, and chronic post-stroke pain. An analysis of published studies found that non-invasive brain stimulation may have beneficial effects on fine motor movement in stroke patients and healthy participants. The findings are published in the European Journal of Neurology. The […]

New combined risk score shows improved effectiveness in predicting stroke risk of Afib patients

Doctors know patients with atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of having a stroke, and now a new study finds that integrating two separate clinical risk score models helps clinicians more accurately assess the stroke risk of patients with Afib. The composite stroke decision tool studied by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart […]

Noninvasive brain stimulation leads to fine motor improvement after stroke

Stroke is common and accompanied by complex disabilities–such as lower and upper limb disability, speech impairment, and chronic post-stroke pain. An analysis of published studies found that non-invasive brain stimulation may have beneficial effects on fine motor movement in stroke patients and healthy participants. The findings are published in the European Journal of Neurology. The […]

Stroke survivors may benefit from magnetic brain stimulation

rTMS ‘significantly improves walking speed’ A new meta-analysis of existing studies shows that a technique called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation might be a useful tool to help stroke survivors regain the ability to walk independently. A brain stimulation technique may help stroke survivors walk faster and more easily. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a […]