Stroke

Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA’s Emergency Strategy

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APRIL 02, 2020 — American Coronary heart Association/American Stroke Association Council Management has produced short term unexpected emergency steerage on administration of acutestroke patients during the present-day COVID-19 outbreak.

The urgency of the predicament prompted the AHA/ASA to forego their usual method, such as peer assessment, in making these guidelines for stroke facilities nationwide. The concept: Control as best you can with lowered staff, shortages of private protective machines, and confined availability of crucial care beds.

“We all come to feel a feeling of helplessness in the experience of this crisis,

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Could Stroke Drug Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) Help Treat COVID-19 Patients?

News Picture: Could Stroke Drug Help COVID-19 Patients Avoid Ventilators?By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 — For men and women pretty unwell with COVID-19, access to a mechanical ventilator can signify everyday living or death. Difficulty is, they are in quick offer in the United Sates and close to the world.

Now, study implies that a broadly utilised clot-busting stroke drug may well assist COVID-19 sufferers who are not able to access a ventilator or who are unsuccessful to increase even when they do gain access.

The study focuses on a drug identified as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which is normally utilised to rapidly dissolve blood

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Only 20% Have Fast Access to Best Stroke Care


By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter


FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Too few Americans have quick access to a medical center that can perform a procedure to remove stroke-causing blood clots, new research shows.

For the study, researchers examined nationwide availability of endovascular thrombectomy — removal of a blood clot with a mechanical device that’s threaded through an artery.

It improves patients’ outcomes if it’s performed within 24 hours of a stroke, according to the study authors.

The investigators found that just under 20% of Americans are within 15 minutes, by ambulance, of

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Can the Shingles Vaccine Also Reduce the Risk of Stroke?

News Picture: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may possibly gain stroke defense as perfectly, a new review suggests.

Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened chance of stroke. But in general stroke chance dropped twenty% among patients less than age eighty who obtained the shingles vaccine. In patients eighty and more mature, chance was cut by about ten%, said researchers led by Quanhe Yang, a senior scientist at the U.S. Facilities for Sickness Command and Prevention.

“This is a earn-earn for vaccination,” said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of

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