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Cure Research for Stroke

Cure Research list for Stroke:

The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned in various sources for Stroke includes:

Medications currently used in research into the prevention of Stroke:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications being used in the research into prevention of Stroke include:

  • Indapamide - in combination with Aceon
  • Ramipril - in combination with a Thiazide diuretic
  • Fosinopril - relevant to people with high blood pressure and diabetes

Treatments for Stroke

Treatments to consider for Stroke may include:

Cure Research discussion for Stroke:

Some brain damage that results from stroke may be secondary to the initial death of brain cells caused by the lack of blood flow to the brain tissue. This brain damage is a result of a toxic reaction to the primary damage. Researchers are studying the mechanisms of this toxic reaction and ways to prevent this secondary injury to the brain. Scientists hope to develop neuroprotective agents to prevent this damage. Another area of research involves experiments with vasodilators, medication that expand or dilate blood vessels and thus increase the blood flow to the brain. Basic research has also focused on the genetics of stroke and stroke risk factors. One area of research involving genetics is gene therapy. One promising area of stroke animal research involves hibernation. The dramatic decrease of blood flow to the brain in hibernating animals is extensive enough t that it would kill a non-hibernating animal. If scientists can discover how animals hibernate without experiences brain damage, then maybe they can discover ways to stop the brain damage associated with decreased blood flow in stroke patients. Other studies are looking at the role of hypothermia, or decreased body temperature, on metabolism and neuroprotection. Scientists are working to develop new and better ways to help the brain repair itself and restore important functions to the stroke patients. Some evidence suggests that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), in which a small magnetic current is delivered to an area of the brain, may possibly increase brain plasticity and speed up recover of function after stroke. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS)

Medical research for Stroke: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Stroke:


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