Stroke patients see huge survival boost with modified cardiac rehab
May 04, 2022
Medically complex stroke survivors who participated in modified cardiac rehab had 76% lower mortality over the following year, investigators say.
Long-term stroke survival rates reveal need for improved stroke care
Apr 18, 2022
A group of Australian researchers are calling for improvements in acute stroke care, after a study they conducted showed that nearly two-thirds of stroke patients fail to survive more than a decade and...
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Feb 18, 2022
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Stroke patients who take part in a high-intensity, early-start rehabilitation program show greater recovery than those receiving low-intensity rehab, according to an analysis by researchers in London and...
FDA approves first nerve-stimulation device to aid stroke recovery
Aug 27, 2021
Vivistim System is a prescription therapy for ischemic stroke patients who have moderate-to-severe difficulty moving their arms and hands
FDA approves ‘first of its kind’ vagus nerve stroke rehab technology
Aug 30, 2021
The prescription Vivistim System is designed to be used along with rehabilitation exercises in patients recovering from chronic ischemic stroke, the agency announced Friday.
Stroke survivors have 54 percent lower mortality with a 30-minute daily walk
Aug 13, 2021
Exercising the equivalent of three to four hours of walking each week halved the long-term mortality rate of older stroke survivors, investigators say.
Stroke survivors double functional improvement rate with vagus nerve stimulation: study
Apr 27, 2021
Vagus nerve stimulation during post-stroke rehabilitation can significantly boost the improvement rate of arm and hand function, a new study finds.
Sleep disorders common after stroke; older survivors at special risk: study
Jan 08, 2021
Fully 41% of people who had strokes or mini-strokes had insomnia immediately after the event, and nearly that many still had trouble sleeping more than three months later, according to a new review.
Antidepressant has no benefit in stroke recovery — despite high hopes, study finds
Jul 22, 2020
The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac is a brand name) does not help repair the brain or improve functional abilities after a stroke, say researchers. Past research has suggested otherwise.