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