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  • Another warfarin alternative for stroke prevention in people with a-fib

    Another warfarin alternative for stroke prevention in people with a-fib

    To switch or not is a decision for you and your doctor to make. Warfarin’s long reign as the drug for preventing stroke in people with atrial fibrillation is being challenged by the second new blood thinner to come on the market within the span of less than a year. Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) prevents blood clots […]

  • Stroke: Every minute counts

    When stroke strikes, every minute’s delay of treatment counts. A huge new study now shows the exact benefit of early treatment. Ischemic stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored. Infusion of the clot-busting drug known as tPA (tissue-type plasminogen […]

  • Thick air, thick arteries

    Thick air, thick arteries

    Even at currently acceptable levels, air pollution may lead to blocked arteries and stroke. Only two and a half years into its planned 10-year duration, the MESA study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution) already suggests that fine particulate air pollution causes thickening of the arteries. Researchers in six U.S. cities collected ultrasound exams […]

  • Women may not be getting optimal stroke treatment

    Women may not be getting optimal stroke treatment