Navigation Links
Doctors find new way to predict recurrent stroke
Date:2/24/2012

New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) shows that using a CT (computerised tomography) scan, doctors can predict if patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, with neurological symptoms such as weakness or speech issues, are at risk for another more severe stroke. This vital information can help doctors decide if stronger medications should be used to prevent future episodes, or if a patient can be safely sent home.

Currently, doctors can use a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan to predict if a TIA patient is at high risk for a second stroke. Unfortunately however, MRI machines are not immediately available for most of Canada's population. In most centres, including rural hospitals, CT scans are readily available. This study sought to determine whether a CT scan would be as effective at predicting stroke risk as MRI.

"Many physicians may not have access to an MRI machine to see what is happening in the brain," says Dr. Shelagh Coutts, a member of the HBI, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and lead author of the study. "Therefore, this study could allow medical interventions to be more widely available than in just the specialised centres that have access to MRI."

In order to assess stroke risk, Coutts and colleagues used an injection of dye to visualize the blood vessels from the heart all the way to the brain. This test is called a CT angiogram, which can easily be administered as part of a routine CT scan. The researchers found that patients who had evidence of blockages or narrowed vessels on their CT scans were at high risk for a recurrent stroke. Further, they found that the CT angiogram scan was able to predict the recurrence of stroke with the same accuracy as an MRI.

Shirley Christensen, 79, suffered an episode of transient speech disturbance and was diagnosed with a TIA, two weeks ago. She was able to iden
'/>"/>

Contact: Marta Cyperling
mcyperli@ucalgary.ca
403-210-3835
University of Calgary
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. More U.S. Doctors Are Urging Patients to Exercise: CDC
2. U.S. Doctors Behind Face Transplants Give Details of Procedure
3. New Autism Speaks Office Hour: The Doctors Are In monthly live web chat
4. Most Doctors Dont Tell Parents Kids Are Overweight
5. Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients Pain
6. Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble
7. Few doctors follow sudden cardiac death screening guidelines for athletes
8. Law barring doctors talking to patients about gun ownership undermines public health issue
9. Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse
10. Doctors named top in reproductive endocrinology
11. Life challenges prevent those with lupus from keeping doctors appointments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... the company to freely market and sell Arterosil and Arterosil HP, and that ... Sciences, LLC (DHS) sued Vascular Health Sciences, LLC (VHS) in the United States ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Joining ... County Memorial Hospital recently transitioned management companies to partner with Wound Care Advantage ... their outpatient wound center. , Transitioning wound care management providers can be ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Day at the Zoo to celebrate children helping children, a thank you to ... throughout West Ohio have contributed to the United Methodist initiative to end malaria ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... An article published August 19th by the LA Times documented ... open a pizzeria in Westchester. Mr. LaRocco was aware from opening prior pizza parlors ... current process, having already gone on for over a year, is taking much longer ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... For Dallas, the time is nearing ... their subsidiary USPI Tenet Health. , The American Heart Association hosts their well-known Heart ... They believe that together, a difference can be made. Walkers can participate in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 4Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:Article on Building Approval Process for LA Business Highlights the Need for a Bridge Between Businesses and City Officials, says Fire Protection Group Inc. 2Health News:North Central Surgical Center’s Subsidiary Participates in Walk 2
... A task force constituted by Haryana Agricultural University was recently ... in the state. // No evidence of bird flu infection ... of the state. ,'The members of the task ... mortality of two to five birds at a few poultry ...
... developed garments that could do much more than just cover ... vitamins, // underwear that can smell like vanilla and stockings ... garments that have been developed since the textile industry followed ... up with functional food. ,The garments have some ...
... district collectors in Orissa have been instructed to ban the ... against bird flu. // Orissa has over 59, 700 primary ... year. The ban would be retained for at least a ... has sent this instruction on Wednesday evening after a top ...
... is a sudden rise in the death rates due the people ... latest figures MRSA is now six times more likely to be ... (NHS) hospitals. A total of 1,168 people had MRSA recorded on ... contributory factor in 2004, a rise of 213 from 2003. ...
... of milking Medicare. Australian Medicare cards are being used by ... newspapers’, announcement today. These phony deals have cost a mammoth ... ,The agency has reported a case of a ... to use his Medicare card, to pocket the claim of ...
... not revealing vital data regarding the carcinogenic effects of ... to workers were largely under-reported. , ,A ... highlighted the incomplete data published with respect to hexavalent ... can be found in the Environmental Health journal. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bio-Functional Garments That Could Revolutionize Fashion Industry 2Health News:Bio-Functional Garments That Could Revolutionize Fashion Industry 3Health News:Rise in Deaths Rates Due To MRSA 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... the addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s ... Developed by Roche under the trade name of ... the world. In Feb.26, 2010, it was approved by ... available in China all come ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015  Today, in final recognition of the ... Health Week, 1-800 Contacts is sharing how to keep ... lens wearers who do not properly care for their ... infections. Most contact lens wearers understand ... clean lens case is sometimes overlooked.  When proper steps ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Aug. 28, 2015 ... addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s ... offering. Developed by Novo Nordisk, insulin ... an important drug for the treatment of diabetes. ... fast- acting insulin analog, starts working fast and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Bevacizumab Market 2015-2019 21-800 Contacts Shares Tips on How to Clean Lens Cases 2China Insulin Aspart Market Report 2010-2019 - Developed by Novo Nordisk 2
... Oct. 18, 2011 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB:AEMD), ... address infectious disease and cancer, announced today that ... Linked Lectin Specific Assay (ELLSA™) from researchers that ... the  presence of exosomes in cell culture, ascites, ...
... LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 18, 2011 Hospira, ... leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today ... income from operations and adjusted* earnings per share are ... taken in response to a U.S. Food and Drug ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Aethlon Medical Announces Availability of its Exosome Detection Assay to the Research Community 2Aethlon Medical Announces Availability of its Exosome Detection Assay to the Research Community 3Hospira Announces Certain Preliminary Third-Quarter 2011 Results 2Hospira Announces Certain Preliminary Third-Quarter 2011 Results 3Hospira Announces Certain Preliminary Third-Quarter 2011 Results 4Hospira Announces Certain Preliminary Third-Quarter 2011 Results 5Hospira Announces Certain Preliminary Third-Quarter 2011 Results 6
Richardson Retractor...
A full, rounded look that adds greater dimension to the breast. Moderate base, with a higher profile than our Style 1600 implant....
... PTFE facial implant is an expanded ... augmentation or repair of the soft ... is available in sheets and shaped ... round facial implant strands are packaged ...
Chin Implants are used for cosmetic augmentation, repairing trauma related injuries and genetic deficiencies. They are inserted through an incision in the mouth below the incisor teeth or through an ...
Medicine Products: