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Mayo Clinic Neurologists Lead International Study to Test Best Approach to Stroke Prevention

The $39.5-million grant to fund stroke study is one of largest ever awarded to investigators at Mayo Clinic in Florida  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Is medicine as safe and effective as surgery or stenting in preventing a stroke caused by the buildup of plaque in the carotid artery? Thomas G. [...]

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Seek Immediate Treatment at First Signs of Stroke

Seek Immediate Treatment at First Signs of Stroke January 28, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: My mother has been told she's at an increased risk for a stroke because of her age and other health conditions she has. What are the symptoms of a stroke that we should watch for? If [...]

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We're Chatting About Heart Health

Join @mayoclinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease  Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and [...]

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Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds   Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery.  [...]

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An Elusive Illness Leads to Targeting Health Disparities

In the coming months, collaboration between Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated, will include educational outreach, critical research, and programs to prepare and encourage minorities to choose medical and health careers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-American women: Are more likely to die of breast cancer than other women [...]

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Treatment options should be carefully considered for blocked carotid arteries

Treatment options for patients diagnosed with partially blocked carotid arteries but without symptoms such as a mini-stroke, or transient blindness in one eye (amaurosis fugax), should be carefully considered and recommendation made on an individualized basis, according to a review of medical literature published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The carotid arteries [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expert Says Heart Risks From Unnecessarily Treating "Low T" Serious Concern

"Anytime a physician prescribes a medication, there are going to be some risks associated with that medication," says William Young, Jr., M.D., the chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Young says advertising for testosterone medications to treat so-called low T, particularly during televised sporting events, is prompting men to seek out prescriptions [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Standardized Protocol and Surgery Improve Mortality Outcomes

Research helps identify stroke patients most at risk for mortality, treatments to reduce death rate MANKATO, Minn. — Jan. 27, 2014 — For patients who have experienced a large stroke that cuts off blood supply to a large part of the brain, the use of standardized medical management protocol and surgery [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Show Telestroke is Cost-Saving

PHOENIX — Jan. 16, 2014 — Researchers have found that using telemedicine to deliver stroke care, also known as telestroke, appears to be cost-effective for society. The research was recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. In telestroke care, the use of a telestroke robot allows a patient with stroke [...]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Heart Attacks and Stroke

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can bring unexpected medical concerns, including increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Several studies have shown that the incidence of heart attack and stroke increase in December and January, particularly on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To minimize the risk of an [...]

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Mayo Clinic's Dr. Brott, Stroke Researcher, Receives Prestigious AHA Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Thomas G. Brott, M.D., a neurologist and director for research at Mayo Clinic in Florida, has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Clinical Research Prize. The award recognizes and rewards an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science and who currently heads an [...]

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Interventional Stroke Therapy Needs Further Study in Clinical Trials, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Devices snaked into the brain artery of a patient experiencing a stroke that either snatch and remove the offending clot or pump a dissolving drug into the blockage should primarily be used within a clinical trial setting, say a team of vascular neurologists at Mayo Clinic in [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives Re-accreditation as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., — Mayo Clinic was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and re-accredited as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) following an on-site review of its Florida's center conducted Friday, March 8. Joint Commission certification means the program complies with the national [...]

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

PHOENIX — October 22, 2012.  Mayo Clinic in Arizona has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mayo Clinic's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive the award, Mayo [...]

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Body Cooling Cuts In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patient Deaths Nearly 12 Percent, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Forced body cooling known as therapeutic hypothermia has reduced in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients nearly 12 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The research is [...]

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Mayo Clinic Neurosurgeons to Present at American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Meeting

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings on stroke and aneurysm treatments and other neurosurgery research at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual scientific meeting April 14-18 in Miami. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons will be available to provide comment for reporters covering the conference. Mayo Clinic studies that [...]

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Strokes: Recognizing Signs, Controlling Risks

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Strokes are the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter includes an eight- page Special Report on stroke, covering risk factors, prevention, warning signs and treatment options. Here are some highlights: What [...]

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Men with Strokes Call for Help Quicker Than Women, Mayo Clinic Study Says

PHOENIX — It's been said that marriage is good for your health — especially if you're a man. Research at Mayo Clinic in Arizona shows that's true when it comes to seeking care for stroke symptoms. A Mayo Clinic study, presented at the American Stroke Conference in New Orleans in [...]

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First-of-its-kind Head Patch Monitors Brain Blood Flow and Oxygen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A research team led by investigators at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found that a small device worn on a patient's brow can be useful in monitoring stroke patients in the hospital. The device measures blood oxygen, similar to a pulse oximeter, which is clipped onto a [...]

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Stroke and Marriage

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Joyce Lee-Iannotti tells us about the findings of a recent study that looked at stroke and marriage. To listen, click the link below. Stroke and Marriage

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