News anchor opens up to viewers about dad’s stroke

Brooke Lennington’s phone buzzed late one night in 2016, a week before Thanksgiving. Her younger brother, Hunter, was calling, frantically saying a nurse at a hospital had called about their father. Hunter, a teenager, had been too overwhelmed to learn more. Brooke called and learned that then-50-year-old Rich Lennington had suffered a stroke. She asked how serious it was. “Honey, […]

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Patients with sepsis at higher risk of stroke, heart attack after hospital discharge

Patients with sepsis are at increased risk of stroke or myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the first 4 weeks after hospital discharge, according to a large Taiwanese study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Sepsis accounts for an estimated 8 million deaths worldwide, and in Canada causes more than half of all deaths from infectious diseases. Researchers looked at […]

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Stent retriever thrombectomy effective for longer window after stroke

A new study shows promising real-world outcomes for patients receiving a stent retriever thrombectomy six hours after they experience an acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The study was presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 15th Annual Meeting. Real-World Stent Retriever Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Beyond 6 Hours of Onset: Analysis of the Combined NASA and TRACK Registries […]

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Cold fronts may increase stroke mortality

A study performed by Brazilian researchers and published in the International Journal of Biometeorology showed that falling temperatures may be accompanied by rising numbers of deaths from stroke, especially among people over 65. The authors also found that in the case of older people, the incidence of stroke associated with colder weather was higher among women. With the support from […]

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Five-year stroke rates lower after PCI versus CABG

(HealthDay)—Stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to a study published in the July 24 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Stuart J. Head, M.D., Ph.D., from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues conducted a collaborative individual patient-data […]

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