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Nearly 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year – one every 40 seconds. It is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. From cooling the brain to infusing stem cells, UTHealth is working hard to change that. An international leader in research and clinical care, UTHealth was one of the original sites in the ground-breaking trial that found tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) could help stroke patients. Researchers are now studying autologous stem cells, drugs that can be used in combination with tPA, other potential clot-busters and brain cooling for stroke. The UTHealth Department of Neurology Stroke Team has also established a strong telemedicine program that takes the best of clinical care and research to outlying hospitals and their patients. UTHealth neurologists continue to work with partners including the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital to bring cutting-edge care to patients. 

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UTHealth: Clot-busting medication safe for patients who wake up with stroke

Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how effective it might be for a population that otherwise has few treatment options, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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UTHealth: Endovascular therapy potentially beneficial for distal stroke clots

Endovascular therapy for disabling strokes caused by a blockage in a more distal portion of a large vessel is effective and possibly superior to best medical management, according to a large multicenter retrospective study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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UTHealth Stroke Festival rescheduled for May 14 at Buffalo Bayou Park

The fourth annual Stomp Out Stroke Festival to raise stroke awareness, hosted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Stroke Team, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Water Works, Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine Street.

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