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AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Friday, January 26, 2018

Latest Headlines

 - health

Though federal initiatives to expand health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been successful, more than one in 10 stroke survivors are still unable to afford their medication, experts reported at last week’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - eyes

Only a third of patients with retinal infarction underwent basic evaluations for stroke risk and fewer than one in 10 were seen by a neurologist, according to research presented at the International Stroke Conference on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles.

 - stroke

Less than 1 percent of stroke survivors meet the American Heart Association’s heart health standards, researchers reported at last week’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - HealthyBrain

People who are employed before and after suffering stroke are more likely than unemployed individuals to maintain cognitive function and avoid depression two years post-stroke, according to research presented Jan. 25 at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - Michael Alexander, MD

A stent system designed to open blocked arteries in the brain resulted in a complication rate of 2.6 percent for patients with intracranial stenosis and a history of multiple strokes.

 - Blood clot in brian

Asian Americans are more likely to experience a severe ischemic stroke and have worse outcomes than whites despite improvements in care for both groups over the last dozen years, according to preliminary research reported at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - MoneyMedicine

A fear of healthcare expenses may cause residents of certain neighborhoods to avoid calling 9-1-1 for suspected stroke symptoms, researchers reported at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - hospital

Less than half of all stroke patients who are referred for rehabilitation—be it outpatient therapy or at-home care—actually receive it, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - red and white pills

Antihypertensive drugs and statins can each lower a patient’s risk of stroke but taking both medications simultaneously is even more protective, according to research presented Jan. 25 at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

 - PregnantExam

A rare form of stroke called spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (sSAH) is increasing among pregnant women, and African-Americans are particularly susceptible, according to research reported Jan. 24 at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.