Published Articles

AF patients on NOACs have higher stroke rate

A study finds a 29% increased risk with NOACs in the back-and-forth debate over anticoagulants.
25 October 2018

Dizziness on standing? It may be an early sign of dementia

Having orthostatic hypotension in middle-age may bring increased risk of dementia or ischaemic stroke later in life, a US study shows
01 August 2018

9 stroke management changes for GPs

New guidelines from the Stroke Foundation emphasise prompt recognition.
05 September 2017

NOACs show benefit in secondary prevention: study

Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) could be added to the recommended list of secondary prevention drugs for those who have had a coronary event, cardiologists say.
28 August 2017

NOACs drive rise in AF anticoagulant use: study

The availability of novel oral anticoagulants has increased the use of stroke prevention therapy for AF, particularly for high-risk patients, an Australian study shows.
27 July 2017

Pharmacies continue to support Strokecheck despite criticism

Amcal pharmacies are continuing to promote ultrasounds of the major arteries via a controversial stroke-awareness charity despite formally suspending the program earlier this year.
15 July 2017

Call to cut hospital transfer time of stroke patients

The door-to-door time needs to be reduced by 25%, study suggests.
18 May 2017

Benefits of BP-lowering persist well into old age

Elderly men will benefit from taking blood pressure-lowering medication well into their later years, an Australian study suggests.
26 April 2017

Mass stroke screening scheme shelved after doctors' condemnation

A stroke risk screening program targeting half a million patients has been shelved after claims patients were undergoing unnecessary ultrasounds and being scared with inaccurate results.
29 March 2017

Controversial charity plans half a million in-pharmacy stroke checks

Strokecheck is fending off allegations of disease-mongering, saying its mission is simply to raise stroke awareness.
29 March 2017