Stroke Conference Daily News Summary -- Thursday
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. 24 – Friday, 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:
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.
- 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
- "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