WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- FRIDAY, Feb. 26 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010
WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Stroke Conference features more than 900 presentations on stroke science, and more than 3,500 attendees are expected. The American Stroke Association communications department offers a full program of news materials and news events to media. Conference highlights are below.
The conference is from Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.
For complete coverage, visit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's online news room at americanheart.mediaroom.com and click on Scientific Conferences & Meetings.
Friday News from the International Stroke Conference:
Late breaking stroke science
This session of stroke science highlights just-completed trials – three on stroke prevention and one on stroke rehabilitation.
- The CSPS II trial is a multi-center, double-blind study that found the drug cilostazol was comparable to aspirin in preventing recurrent strokes, and patients taking cilostazol were less likely to develop brain bleeding.
- A subanalysis of the RE-LY trial found that the anti-clotting drug dabigatran etexilate worked just as well as warfarin to prevent strokes, and caused less bleeding than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
- A rehabilitation study finds human- or robot-assisted therapy improved post-stroke arm movement better than usual care, even several years after a stroke.
- The CREST trial stenting in the neck arteries and surgery to remove plaque buildup in neck arteries proved similar in overall long-term safety and efficacy, but showed differences in stroke and heart attack in the weeks following the procedure.
- News conference video and a written summary are available at americanheart.mediaroom.com.
Downloadable audio interviews with American Stroke Association spokespeople offering perspective on each of the news releases are available. Listen here
- Higher regional rates of stroke deaths found among elderly
- Study finds more evidence of wider "window" for stroke clot-busting treatment
SOURCE American Heart Association
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