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Category: Stroke

Clinicians gathered around a patient

January 24, 2018

People Having a Stroke Now Have More Options for Treatment

Speedy action is still critical, but doctors’ tools have expanded, according to new treatment guidelines developed by a group of experts led by a UNC neurologist.

Physicians, Stroke

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James Faber

November 4, 2016

UNC scientists identify “collateral vessel” gene that protects agai...

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

Genetics, Innovation, Stroke

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May 3, 2016

UNC Hospitals receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Qua...

American Heart Association recognizes UNC Hospitals' commitment to quality stroke care

Awards, Stroke

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Sylvia and Patrick Pope

April 22, 2015

Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved out...

On a late January morning this year, Patrick Pope was in his Clinton home, juggling a grandchild on each knee. His wife, Sylvia, was in the kitchen keeping an eye on the chicken she’d just placed in the oven. She heard a loud sound from the living room and rushed in to find her husband had...

Stroke, UNC Stories

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January 9, 2015

Surviving A Stroke: Every Moment Counts

Each year there are more than 700,000 strokes in the United States.* A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is halted. In the case of a stroke, every moment counts. Lack of blood causes brain cells to begin dying within minutes. Early recognition and treatment of a stroke is critical to minimize damage.…

Stroke

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February 26, 2014

New Stroke Guidelines Target Women

For the first time, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have issued guidelines aimed at reducing stroke risk in women. Each year, 55,000 more strokes occur in women than in men and represent the third leading cause of death for women (they’re the fifth leading cause for men).

Stroke

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February 18, 2014

The Science of Strokes

The research of William Powers, MD, has illuminated our understanding of stroke and guided better treatment for patients throughout three decades, a feat which earned him a Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association.

Research, Stroke

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Stephen P. Holly

August 29, 2013

UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent strok...

A new study — the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets — netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.

Heart Failure, Innovation, Research, Stroke

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The Solitaire FR device is used to remove blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

April 17, 2012

UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Hospitals is the first medical center in the Triangle to offer treatment for stroke patients with a new device that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

Innovation, Stroke, Treatment

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A fluorescently labeled neuron in which the apoptosis pathway is inhibited. Image source: Deshmukh lab

January 18, 2011

New molecule could save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke

This discovery could herald a new treatment to prompt brain cells to survive in the wake of neurodegeneration or acute injury like stroke.

Innovation, Research, Stroke, Studies

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