stroke http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U Study Confirms Medication, Lifestyle Changes Safer Than Surgery For Some Stroke Patients http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-study-confirms-medication-lifestyle-changes-safer-surgery-some-stroke-patients <p>Research led by Washington University confirms that medication and lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing certain strokes than surgery.</p><p>Most <a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/preventing_stroke.htm">strokes</a> are caused by a reduction in blood flow to the brain ― usually from a blocked artery in the heart or neck. In about a tenth of cases,<a href="http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Cerebral-Artery-Stenosis.aspx"> a narrowed brain artery</a> is to blame.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 30938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Study Confirms Medication, Lifestyle Changes Safer Than Surgery For Some Stroke Patients Study: Toyota's Streamlined Manufacturing Process Can Also Benefit Stroke Patients http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-toyotas-streamlined-manufacturing-process-can-also-benefit-stroke-patients <p>A new study out today from Washington University suggests that Toyota’s process for maximizing efficiency in manufacturing cars can also help hospitals improve their care of stroke patients.<br><br>Study lead Washington University stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee says with input from doctors, lab technicians, and other hospital staff, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was able to eliminate inefficiencies and cut the average time it took evaluate and treat stroke patients from an hour down to 37 minutes.<br> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:15:54 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5558 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: Toyota's Streamlined Manufacturing Process Can Also Benefit Stroke Patients Morning headlines - Friday, May 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-25-2012 <p><strong>Missouri is fourth-worst in the nation for strokes</strong></p><p>New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the number of adults suffering a stroke in Missouri has jumped in the last six years.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 13:43:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3781 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, May 25, 2012 Kirk gives first public message since stroke in video http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kirk-gives-first-public-message-stroke-video <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has issued his first public&nbsp;remarks since suffering a stroke.</p><p>In a video released Tuesday, Kirk says he can&#39;t wait to get back&nbsp;to work and is walking again. The 52-year-old senator <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">suffered a&nbsp;major stroke in January</a> and underwent emergency surgery. He entered&nbsp;a rehabilitation center in February and was discharged last week.</p><p>Here&#39;s that video statement:</p><p>http://youtu.be/WpBoYmKX-QQ</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 19:37:05 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3655 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kirk gives first public message since stroke in video Study: aspirin may be as good as warfarin for most heart failure patients http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-aspirin-may-be-good-warfarin-most-heart-failure-patients <p>For patients with heart failure, but normal heart rhythm, aspirin may be just as good as a heavy duty blood-thinner.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the finding of a new study published online today in the <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1202299">New England Journal of Medicine</a>.</p><p>Washington University chief of cardiology Douglas Mann was on the study&rsquo;s steering committee.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3618 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: aspirin may be as good as warfarin for most heart failure patients Ill. Sen. Kirk's doctor happy with stroke recovery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-sen-kirks-doctor-happy-stroke-recovery <p>Mark Kirk&#39;s doctor says he is pleased with the&nbsp;Illinois senator&#39;s progress in recovering <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">from a stroke in January</a>.</p><p>Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday that Kirk continues to improve&nbsp;his &quot;mobility for day-to-day activities.&quot; He adds that Kirk has&nbsp;been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits&nbsp;from close friends and family.</p><p>Harvey is the medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute&nbsp;of Chicago&#39;s Center for Stroke Rehabilitation.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:15:59 +0000 The Associated Press 3246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Sen. Kirk's doctor happy with stroke recovery Surgeon: Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to good http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/surgeon-sen-kirks-condition-upgraded-good <p>Doctors say Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has been upgraded to good condition and is continuing to improve after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">a major stroke</a>.</p><p>Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon Richard Fessler says Kirk is visiting with family and watched the Super Bowl.</p><p>In a Monday statement, Fessler says Kirk will be able to start rehabilitation soon.</p><p>The 52-year-old Republican was in good health when he was stricken last month.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:35:04 +0000 The Associated Press 3013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Surgeon: Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to good Sen. Kirk upgraded to fair condition, is talking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-upgraded-fair-condition-talking <p>Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is continuing to improve <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">after a major stroke</a> and has been upgraded to fair condition.</p><p>Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon Richard Fessler says Kirk is alert, talking and responding well to questions.</p><p>The Chicago hospital released a statement Monday about Kirk&#39;s progress, a little more than a week after he suffered a stroke that&#39;s affected his left side.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:28:42 +0000 The Associated Press 2966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sen. Kirk upgraded to fair condition, is talking Analysis suggests racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/analysis-suggests-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-stroke-care <p>A <a href="http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/gca?sendit=Get+All+Checked+Abstract%28s%29&amp;gca=STR.0b013e3182213e24v1 ">new analysis</a> suggests racial and ethnic minorities are not getting equal treatment when it comes to strokes.<br /><br />At the request of the <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/">American Heart Association</a>, a group of stroke experts led by Saint Louis University neurologist Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores examined the scientific literature for racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care.<br /> Thu, 26 May 2011 21:55:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1315 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Analysis suggests racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care