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New stroke guidelines aim to improve care amid COVID-19

Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19. The guidelines urge the use of telemedicine to speed treatment and advise EMS crews how to determine the best facility to treat the patient’s needs. The recommendations, from the American Heart Association’s Stroke Council, […]

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Neurologist publishes guidance related to COVID-19 and stroke care

A University of Missouri Health Care neurologist has published more than 40 new recommendations for evaluating and treating stroke patients based on international research examining the link between stroke and novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Neurologist Adnan I. Qureshi, MD, a professor of clinical neurology at the MU School of Medicine, led a team of stroke experts […]

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Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke: Study

Previous studies indicate that inflammation and atherosclerosis are most likely responsible for the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular disease and mortality. A new study has found that air pollution in the country is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases(CVD). The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles […]

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Decrease in stroke incidence continued through 2017 in ARIC

(HealthDay)—In the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, the decrease in stroke rates reported for 1987 to 2011 extended to 2017, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in JAMA Neurology. Silvia Koton, Ph.D., R.N., from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and colleagues examined data from the ARIC study to examine whether stroke incidence […]