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Stroke Conference Daily News Summary

WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY — WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010

WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 24 /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 and click on Scientific Conferences & Meetings.

Wednesday News from the International Stroke Conference:


TIA – Not a "Mini" Problem.  New research on damage from transient ischemic attack (TIA) – sometimes called "mini-stroke," – and why it should never be taken lightly.  Researchers discussed four abstracts, including:


A collection of several childhood stroke abstracts including research about distinctive risk factors for childhood stroke and a rare form of child stroke linked to high BMI.

Downloadable audio interviews with American Stroke Association spokespeople offering perspective on each of the news releases are available. Listen here


  • Air transport could help patients reach Primary Stroke Centers sooner
  • Routine use of pseudoephedrine not a stroke risk, study finds
  • Black stroke patients' death rate lower than whites' at one year  
  • Motor rehab therapy also may improve language skills in stroke patients

SOURCE American Heart Association

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