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Stroke Conference Daily News Summary -- Thursday

Friday, February 26, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- THURSDAY, Feb. 25 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010

WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Stroke Conference features more than 900 presentations on stroke science, and more than 3,500 attendees are expected.  The American Stroke Association communications department offers a full program of news materials and news events to media.  Conference highlights are below.

The conference is from Wednesday, Feb. 24Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.

For complete coverage, visit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's online news room at americanheart.mediaroom.com and click on Scientific Conferences & Meetings.

Thursday News from the International Stroke Conference:

NEWS CONFERENCE:

A news conference on Emerging Stroke Treatment Trends highlighted research on new techniques, combinations of interventions and drugs, and the brain's healing power — all of which may hold promise for the future of stroke treatment.

  • Intracranial stenting, injecting clot-busting drugs directly to brain may be better than other treatments for urgent ischemic strokes
  • News conference video and a written summary is available at americanheart.mediaroom.com.

NEWS RELEASE:

  • Wii video games may help stroke patients improve motor function

Downloadable audio interviews with American Stroke Association spokespeople offering perspective on each of the news releases are available. Listen here

NEWS TIPS:

  • "Drip-and-ship" method for stroke treatment appears safe
  • Outcomes improve in hospitals using American Heart Association guidelines
  • Coffee consumption associated with lower stroke risk
  • Stroke prevalence continues to increase for women

SOURCE American Heart Association

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