After a stroke, concussion, or brain injury, the eyes provide clues about a patient’s brain health. In this week’s blog, Hunt Batjer, M.D., discusses how new technology helps doctors detect changes in brain functioning – and how coaches might soon be able to use pupillometry to detect concussion. Learn more.
In November 2018, the national cholesterol treatment guidelines were updated for the first time in five years. Two esteemed physicians from UT Southwestern coauthored the guidelines, and in this week’s blog they discuss what the updates mean for patients.
Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular death. While hypertension is generally not curable, it is treatable if you are aware of it, and one of the best ways to stay on top of this disease is through home blood pressure monitoring. Read more.
From the 911 call to hospital intervention, high-quality stroke care relies on strategically budgeted time segments. Dr. Novakovic discusses stroke systems of care and why hospitals of all sizes are crucial to regional success.
Research released at the 2018 LA International Stroke Convention suggests that certain stroke victims might benefit from a brain-saving stroke therapy up to 24 hours after a stroke, compared to the six-hour window to which doctors have previously adhered.