American Heart Association

Stroke survivors may lose a month of healthy life for every 15-minute treatment delay

Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of about a month of disability-free life, according to a new study.

In addition, each minute faster the drug is given means nearly two more days of healthy life for survivors, researchers said.

The sooner the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator  […]

Ambulance magnesium treatment fails to improve stroke outcome

SAN DIEGO – Giving intravenous magnesium to stroke patients soon after the start of symptoms, in an attempt to protect brain cells deprived of oxygen, failed to improve stroke-related disability 3 months later, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Investigators showed that paramedics […]

Stroke Hero video game teaches kids to recognize, respond to stroke

Children who played a 15-minute Stroke Hero video game were more likely to recognize a stroke and call 9-1-1, according to a new study.

Researchers evaluated a group of about 200 lower-income nine- and ten-year-olds from the Bronx, N.Y., before and after they played Stroke Hero to see if the children recognized […]