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Top research highlighted in fight against heart disease and stroke
Date:12/21/2010

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  • Smith, et al - Circulation, Sept. 27, 2010; http://circ.ahajournals.org; Circulation. 2010;122:1496-1504.
  • Saver, et al Stroke, June 3, 2010; http://stroke.ahajournals.org; Stroke 2010;41: 1431-1439.
  • Reeves, et al Stroke, May 20, 2010; http://stroke.ahajournals.org; Stroke 2010;41(7):1573-8. Funding: Get With The GuidelinesStroke (GWTG-Stroke) is provided by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The program is currently supported in part by a charitable contribution from Bristol-Myers Squib/Sanofi Pharmaceutical Partnership and the American Heart Association Pharmaceutical Roundtable. GWTG-Stroke has been funded in the past through support from Boeringher-Ingelheim and Merck.

    5. International study identifies the ten major risk factors for stroke

    In the worldwide INTERSTROKE study, 10 simple risk factors were found to be associated with 90 percent of the risk of stroke. Targeted interventions that reduce blood pressure and smoking, and promote physical activity and a healthy diet, could substantially reduce the worldwide burden of stroke.

    • INTERSTROKE Investigators Lancet, June 18, 2010; www.thelancet.org; Lancet 2010;376,112-123; Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Stroke Network, Pfizer Cardiovascular Award, Merck, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim.

    6. Ultrasound detection of silent emboli identifies patients at high risk of stroke

    This international, multicenter, prospective study confirms that detection of silent, microclots traveling to the brain on transcranial Doppler ultrasound identifies a subgroup of patients with asymptomatic narrowing of the carotid artery who are at high risk for stroke and might benefit from su
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