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Soon, quicker and more precise way to diagnose stroke

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:18

In an attempt to prevent deaths from stroke, scientists are creating a new blood test that could quickly and more accurately confirm whether someone is having a stroke and what kind.

Why is it important to know common warning signs of stroke?

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 19:22

A stroke can be defined as a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die due to lack of oxygen. Sometimes, stroke is referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or colloquially brain attack.

Watch out for early signs of stroke

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 21:20

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke is the condition in which blood flow to the brain is obstructed and hence there is a rapid loss of brain function.

Hands-free ultrasound plus tPA safe for ischemic stroke: Study

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 13:47

A hands-free ultrasound device combined with clot buster is safe for ischemic stroke patients, as it could help open up more arteries and improve patient outcomes, according to a new study.

New stroke guidelines stress treatment with clot-dissolving drugs within 5 hrs

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 10:07

People having an ischemic stroke should receive a clot-busting drug up to 4-5 hours after their symptoms begin, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association.

Most commonly mutated gene in cancer `may play role in stroke`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 14:34

Researchers have found that the gene p53, which is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer, has a novel role in the development of ischemic stroke.

Stroke risk much higher if sibling had stroke

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 18:48

If your sibling of either sex had a stroke, you may be at least 60 percent more likely to have one too, says a finding from a new large study.

1 in 7 strokes happen when asleep

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011, 00:00

A new study has revealed that approximately 14 percent of all strokes occur during sleep.

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