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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Whole-Body MR Angiography Shows Atherosclerosis in Lower Risk Patients

I'm sure your insurance won't pay for this and besides there are no protocols to remove atherosclerosis. Unless you want to convince your doctor to try some of this research.

Preliminary research shows noninvasive therapy may reverse atherosclerosis  May 2018 

Cruciferous and Total Vegetable Intakes Are Inversely Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Older Adult Women  April 2018 

Eating a diet rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants can lower your risk of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke - Pineapple  Dec. 2017 

Drug Caused Arterial Plaque in Mice to 'Melt Away' (CNBC)  Nov. 2017 

Natural sugar may trigger immune system to treat atherosclerosis, study finds June 2017

Can Psoriasis Tx Diminish Atherosclerosis?  June 2017 

 

Watermelon juice reverses hardening of the arteries Nov. 2011 

 

New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries  Jan. 2016 

 

Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation  June 2004 

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries  March 2015 

And the whole body scan study here:

Whole-Body MR Angiography Shows Atherosclerosis in Lower Risk Patients


May 10, 2018
Whole-body MR angiography can identify early vascular disease in a population at low to intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.


Researchers from Scotland, Wales, and Canada, sought to quantify the burden and distribution of asymptomatic atherosclerosis in this population. A total of 1,513 of 1,528 subjects with a 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease less than 20 percent completed the study; 37.9 percent (577) were men. The median age of the subjects was 53.4 years. All underwent whole-body MRI; 31 arterial segments were scored according to maximum stenosis.
“The key advantages of this MRA technique include the ‘whole-body’ approach, which detects systemic disease that would be missed by modalities assessing single vascular sites,” study co-author Graeme Houston, MD, from the University of Dundee in Scotland, said in a release.
The results showed that 46,601 of the 46,903 of the analyzable segments were interpretable (99.4 percent). Of these, 2,468 (5 percent) showed stenosis. Of this number, 1,649 (3.5 percent) showed stenosis of 50 percent or more. The researchers noted that vascular stenosis were distributed throughout the body with no localized distribution. A total of 747 (49.4 percent) of the participants had at least one stenotic vessel, while 408 (27 percent) had more than one stenotic vessel.
“The results offer a validated quantitative score of atherosclerotic burden, and the technique does not use ionizing radiation, which is an advantage over CT angiography,” Houston said. “This is surprising, given that the study group was made up of asymptomatic individuals without diabetes who had low to intermediate risk of future cardiovascular events by standard risk factor assessment.”
“The results confirm the feasibility for MRA as an imaging method for detecting early atherosclerotic disease in individuals at low to intermediate risk of cardiovascular events,” Houston explained. “This approach could stratify individuals for the presence of disease burden, which could inform further preventative therapy in the future.”

 

 

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