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PFO closure questioned for secondary stroke prevention

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While observational data indicate that closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is better than medical therapy in preventing stroke recurrence, the results of a randomized trial show that there is no difference between the two strategies, according to a systematic review...

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Treating prehypertension reduces stroke occurrence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lowering blood pressure in patients with prehypertensive blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of stroke, according the results of a meta-analysis reported in the December 8th online issue of Stroke.“To prevent 1 stroke, 169 patients had to be treated with a...

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Best methods to screen for swallowing difficulties after acute stroke identified

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers who systematically reviewed 35 protocols to screen for swallowing difficulties after acute stroke found only four that met basic requirements for reliability, validity and feasibility. They are the Barnes Jewish Hospital Stroke Dysphagia Screen (previously called the...