Is the blood thinner, Rivaroxaban, too good at its job? Find out why aspirin is better at reducing stroke risk

Blood clots can travel great distances in your body and cause a stroke. This type of stroke is called an embolic stroke. And sometimes doctors can’t find the source of the original clot. As a result, patients who had this type of stroke tend to suffer more from recurrent strokes. Aspirin is the standard medication…

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Self-management in stroke rehabilitation: take control of your recovery

In post-stroke recovery, it’s not uncommon to feel like that you’ve lost some of the control you once had in your life. Regaining this sense of independence, this confidence in your decisions (clinically measured as self-efficacy or outcome expectation) is one of the main goals of rehabilitation. The use of stroke self-management programs is one…

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Stroke researchers made important advances in 2017: new findings about stroke recovery and stroke prevention

2017 was a productive year for stroke research. Medical researchers learned a lot about brain recovery and stroke rehabilitation. The Strokemark team wanted to bring these new stroke recovery and stroke prevention findings to you. We have already reported on many of these findings in detail, but offer you an overview here. We believe that…

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Take the power back: self-management in post-stroke rehabilitation

There is an old proverb that says ‘knowledge is power.’ And when it comes to stroke rehabilitation, a little knowledge can go a long way. It stands to reason that with a better understanding of your condition, and of the processes and rationale behind the rehabilitation, you can reap greater benefits. This is the underlying…

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