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Results of a study suggest an antidepressant commonly prescribed to reduce disability after a stroke may not improve functional outcomes overall.
Stroke treatments can cause substantial harm if the patient is incorrectly diagnosed due to a “mimic” or a “chameleon,” according to researchers.
A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.
Targeted plasticity therapy, a new stroke rehabilitation therapy, could double the rate of upper limb recovery, according to a small pilot study in Stroke.
In the UK, as many as 7,000 strokes per year are now prevented because more patients with atrial fibrillation are being identified and treated.
If doctors adopt these more aggressive guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure in stroke survivors, researchers calculate that this could result in one-third fewer deaths.
Using Finnish-style saunas could significantly lower stroke risk, suggests an observational study conducted by researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.