Treating brain hemorrhage at higher volume stroke centers improves outcomes

Treating a severe stroke known as subarachnoid hemorrhage at high-volume stroke centers results in fewer deaths, according to a study recently published in Neurology Today that is based on research presented at this year’s International Stroke Conference.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage, or SAH, occurs when a blood vessel bursts and bleeds into the lining between the surface […]

Stroke patients fare better in hospitals speeding care

Hospitals that used key strategies, tools and approaches from the Target: Stroke initiative sped up treatment times, which was associated with fewer stroke patients having complications or dying, according to a science report presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Target: Stroke is a national quality initiative that […]

Sleep apnea more common in people with stroke-related brainstem injuries

People whose strokes affected their brainstems had a significantly higher prevalence of sleep apnea than those whose stroke affected other parts of the brain, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Sleep apnea is marked by interrupted breathing during sleep and can lead to […]

Cocaine greatly increases stroke risk within 24 hours of use

Cocaine greatly increases stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use, much more than other risk factors according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Cocaine users were six to seven times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke within 24 hours of using […]