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28
Apr

New blood test predicts risk of heart attack and stroke with twice previous accuracy 

Source: Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict whether someone is at high risk of a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or dying from one of these conditions within the next four years. The test, which relies of measurements of proteins in the blood, has roughly twice the accuracy of existing risk scores.

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15
Nov

Visual assessment of stroke scans can have negative impact on patient care

Visually assessing diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) infarct volumes proved to be inaccurate and, when using DAWN criteria, would have led to wrong decisions on thrombectomy in 19 percent of cases. | www.healthimaging.com | By Matt O'Connor

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04
Nov

Women less likely to receive poststroke imaging

Women who have experienced ischemic stroke are less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and to undergo additional diagnostic imaging. | AuntMinnie.com | By staff writers

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09
Sep

1 in 2 women will develop dementia/parkinsonism/stroke

A Dutch study estimates that without prevention strategies, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with dementia/parkinsonism/stroke. From www.hospitalhealth.com.au

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23
May

AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans

Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia. By Abraham Kim, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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