Category Archives: stroke

Robots to the rescue

Robots are transforming medicine.  You can find them now in the operating room, the cardiac cath lab and the radiation oncology department.  So, when I came across a robot study used for stroke rehabilitation from the recent American Stroke Association … Continue reading

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New information about blood pressure and stroke

Every patient at Atlanta Hyperbaric gets his blood pressure taken. Measuring a patient’s blood pressure has become a ritual part of the medical examination since the early twentieth century and it didn’t take long to discover an association between high … Continue reading

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Video games and stroke

Recovery from stroke is a major effort of Atlanta Hyperbaric.  Hyperbaric oxygen resupplies blood flow to the stroke penumbra, which leads to direct recovery of functional brain tissue, among other things.  Rehabilitation from stroke generally depends upon brain plasticity, or … Continue reading

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ASA International Stroke Conference

San Antonio hosted the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference this week. I didn’t attend but my colleagues at Medpagetoday came through again, with extensive coverage, including video. The conference reported hundreds of studies on stroke, but not one involved … Continue reading

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Two new stroke studies

Atlanta Hyperbaric treats stroke patients and we always look carefully at new stroke research for ways to help our patients.  From time to time reports come out that raise important practical questions and today I want to discuss two of … Continue reading

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Meridia and stroke

Losing weight is really easy–just look at all those authors who’ve gone broke writing  diet books.  Wait a minute; I got that twisted around.  Losing weight is tough and quite a few folks have become celebrities through their diet books.  … Continue reading

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The stroke belt

Atlanta Hyperbaric sits right in the middle of the stroke belt.  I’ve mentioned before that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.  About half a million people have strokes every year and about 150,000 die … Continue reading

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