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.
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.
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.