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UCLA Brain Attack! '14
(Apr 8, 2014)
The UCLA Stroke Center presents its annual Brain Attack symposium to review the practical, clinical aspects of stroke prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The course will cover stroke risk factors, diagnostic testing, and medical and interventional therapy... more

UCLA Brain Attack! '09
(May 30, 2009)
This state-of-the-art meeting we will address new and innovative stroke treatment options across the entire continuum of care... more

New Guidelines for Stroke Treatment
(May 28, 2009)
The Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and MedPage Today reported on new American Stroke Association guidelines co-authored by Dr. Jeffrey Saver, clinical professor of neurology and director of the stroke center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, that expand the recommended window of time in which stroke victims can receive an important clot-busting drug.

UCLA scientists will work with community partners to improve treatment of disadvantaged minority patients for stroke, heart disease
(April 16, 2009)
UCLA has been awarded a four-year, $3.89 million grant from the American Heart Association to establish a new research center focused on improving the health of disadvantaged minority patients at risk for stroke and heart attack... more

Coffee may protect against stroke
(February 19, 2009)
Coffee use in the adult population is associated with a reduced prevalence of stroke, according to a UCLA analysis of national health survey data. The study found that the prevalence of stroke and several vascular risk factors decrease as the number of daily cups of coffee increases - despite the tendency among heavy coffee drinkers to smoke... more

Green, black tea can reduce stroke risk
(February 19, 2009)
Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, a new UCLA study has found. And the more you drink, the better your odds of staving off a stroke... more

Ischemic stroke patients: Take your vitamins, cut future risk
(February 18, 2009)
Taking recommended doses of B-complex vitamins to reduce levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that increases artery disease risk, may lower ischemic stroke patients' risk of recurring stroke and other future vascular events, according to a new UCLA study of data from the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) trial... more 

Patients reaching hospital within 'golden hour' more likely to get stroke drug
(February 18, 2009)
Patients who arrived at specific hospitals within an hour of experiencing stroke symptoms received a powerful clot-busting drug twice as often as those who arrived later in the approved time window for treatment, according to a new UCLA study presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009... more

New Stroke Treatments Extend Window of Opportunity
(October 1, 2008)
Seeking emergency help immediately following a stroke can set in motion a series of life-saving events. Up until recently, three hours was thought to be the window of opportunity to initiate treatments to save brain cells from dying following an ischemic stroke. The UCLA Stroke Team is pushing that time limit by as much as five hours... more

UCLA Neurologist Receives Stroke Leadership Award
(April 16, 2008)
Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele, associate professor of neurology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the Olive View-UCLA stroke program, was honored with the 2008 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Award at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in Chicago on April 16... more

Los Angeles Times Health: Aftermath of a Stroke
(December 17, 2007)
Locked-in syndrome refers to a condition in which a patient is motionless and mute but remains alert and aware of all sensation... more

Medical News Today: UCLA Stroke Center Receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award
(May 25, 2007)
The UCLA Stroke Center recently received the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Initial Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes UCLA's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations... more

Newscientist.com: Back-up circulation kicks in after stroke
(February 24, 2007)
A STROKE can happen seemingly without warning. As blood clots block circulation to large portions of the brain, tissue begins to die and you can lose your senses, motor skills and memories... more 

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