Stroke Prevention: To Stent or Not?

A recent randomized trial compared two stroke prevention approaches in 451 people at risk for a second stroke:  Medical management (blood thinning medications & lifestyle management) VS Medical management PLUS stenting (inserting a metal stent to open narrowed arteries). After an average of 32 months follow up, 15% of the medical management group had a…

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Stroke: Three Golden Hours

"Stroke" has gone by many names – apoplexy, apoplectic seizure, cerebrovascular accident.The Greek name means – a “striking down with violence.” And it is the second leading cause of death world-wide. People usually thing that strokes happen to older people; but when suffered by Vice President Joe Biden’s 41-year-old son, Beau Biden (attorney-general for the…

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