A stroke happens in an instant. And many who survive one report that their brain never works like it once did. But new research shows that these problems with memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years afterward – and happen faster than normal brain aging.
A new study of emergency stroke care in America shows just how much of a patchwork system we still have for delivering the most effective stroke treatment.
And thousands of people a year may end up unnecessarily disabled as a result.
A new approach to designing clinical trials -- so that patients' odds of getting the better-performing treatment improve -- may help increase the number of people who agree to take part in medical studies.
When car crash victims suffer serious injuries, emergency crews often get them to trauma centers for the advanced care they need. That same concept has come to stroke care - and UMHS has earned the highest level of certification for such care.
Michigan joins the nation in recognizing March 11 as Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Day, to encourage awareness and research of the underdiagnosed disease that most often affects women in the prime of their lives.
A new study disputes the effectiveness of mortality as a measure of the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients - and therefore hospital rankings - because use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders differs widely between hospitals.
People whose brainstems are affected by their stroke have a significantly higher prevalence of sleep apnea than those who have stroke-related injury elsewhere in the brain, according to new U-M research.
Nine hospitals in southeast Michigan have come together to form one of 25 regional stroke networks across the nation that will allow teams of researchers representing every medical specialty needed for stroke care to address the three prongs of stroke research: prevention, treatment and recovery.
Stroke rates have declined in the past decade, but there's still work to be done by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and its partners in Corpus Christi, Texas, to prevent stroke among young Mexican Americans.
Millions of Americans take aspirin or other drugs every day to reduce their risk of heart attacks or other problems caused by blood clots. A new U-M study should help guide their treatment if they suffer a stroke.
From the moment a person starts to experience stroke symptoms, the clock starts ticking. Every minute that passes can make a difference in how well their brain, arms, legs, speech or thinking ability recover. Now, new treatment guidelines co-authored by a U-M stroke doctor make it clear just how much minutes count.
From the moment a stroke occurs, patients must race against the clock to get treatment that can prevent lasting damage. Now, a new study shows the promise – and the challenges – of getting them state-of-the-art treatment safely at their local hospital, saving precious minutes.