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Could something as simple as water create a sea change in stroke care? A study unveiled Feb. 12 pointed to dehydration as a factor in poor stroke outcomes, making rehydration a possible pathway for improvement, the lead researcher told Cardiovascular Business

 
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ISC.15: Just add water? Hydration may help turn tide in stroke care

Could something as simple as water create a sea change in stroke care? A study unveiled Feb. 12 pointed to dehydration as a factor in poor stroke outcomes, making rehydration a possible pathway for improvement, the lead researcher told Cardiovascular Business

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ISC.15: Stent thrombectomy pulls ahead of alteplase alone in ischemic stroke

Providing more proof that time is brain, a randomized trial found that promptly performing thrombectomy with a stent retriever in carefully selected ischemic stroke patients led to better outcomes than did alteplase treatment alone.

 - Stroke Monitoring
ISC.15: Vitamin D may predict stroke severity

Physicians, take note: Researchers may have found a link between stroke severity and vitamin D deficiency. These findings were presented Feb. 11 at the American Stroke Association’s 2015 International Stroke Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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ISC.15: Insertable monitor cost-effective in cryptogenic stroke patients

Using an insertable cardiac monitor to identify atrial fibrillation in patients with cryptogenic stroke is cost-effective, at least from a UK healthcare system’s perspective. The results are likely to catch the eye of the FDA, too, the lead researcher told Cardiovascular Business.

 - Stroke, endovascular. neuroimaging, neuro
ISC.15: Functional stroke outcomes improved by rapid endovascular treatment

For some patients with acute ischemic stroke, rapid endovascular treatment may offer improved outcomes, according to findings presented Feb. 11 at the American Stroke Association’s 2015 International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Nashville, Tenn.