Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blood tests could identify heart attack and stroke

Is this one any better than these sixteen? 
Why are we reinventing the wheel?
http://www.newsfix.ca/2013/05/07/blood-tests-could-identify-heart-attack-and-stroke/
A lab test that can tell straightway if someone is really having a heart attack or a stroke is being developed.
Presently, it is hard to be sure when someone is having a heart attack or a stroke. The doctor relies on the patient’s medical history and lab tests that may take hours to complete. This wastes valuable time when the patient could be having life-saving treatment.
Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical School are looking at tests for a substance called nourin, which is released from heart tissue as soon as it becomes damaged during a heart attack. This is the earliest biological signal that something is wrong and its identification would give the patient the best chance of medical interventions that would save his or her life.
The same team is also looking at biochemical markers for the onset of stroke. Currently, there is no specific clinical test for stroke – so the introduction of a valid diagnostic would be a great advance.

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