Neurociences

Neurosciences

Date: Apr 2014

Join us on May 22 for the 2014 Stroke Awareness Health Fair!  The MUSC Stroke program is holding this event to celebrate stroke awareness. This event is free and open to the public, and includes stroke health educational materials provided by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.  Health care providers will offer consultations, blood pressure readings, nutrition information and more!

When: May 22, 2014 (10am – 2pm)
Where: MUSC Horseshoe/Portico

2014 Stroke Awareness Health Fair Flyer

Click here to view the event flyer.

Brain Buzz Spring 2014Check out MUSC Neurology's Spring 2014 Brain Buzz.  This is a quarterly update for patients from MUSC Neurology.  This issue is highlighting the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.  To view your online copy of Brain Buzz visit www.musc.edu/neurosciences/brainbuzz.

Epilepsy: Beyond the DiagnosisJoin us Saturday, April 26th for a community epilepsy awareness event. Various speakers, including physicians from MUSC’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, will be sharing information on epilepsy for patients and family members.

Registration: This event is free. Please click here to download a copy of the registration form.
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 8am – 3:30pm
Location: Sterett Hall Auditorium, Old Navy Base, Charleston, SC

For more information visit www.scepilepsy.com or click here to download the brochure.

Contact: Heather Woolwine
(843)792-7669
woolwinh@musc.edu                                         
March 28, 2014

CHARLESTON – Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Study authors, including Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., MUSC Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery chairman and professor, found that among individuals with elevated blood pressure at baseline (systolic blood pressure over 153 mm Hg), second stroke risk was reduced by 54 percent among participants who kept their blood pressure under control more than 75 percent of the time, compared with those who kept it under control less than 25 percent of the time.  Unfortunately, fewer than 30 percent of participants maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time.

“Over time, a patient may average a blood pressure that falls within normal, but this study suggests that providers and patients should also factor in the proportion of time (or visits) in which that patient’s blood pressure  stays within control versus not,” Ovbiagele said. “Since South Carolina has one of the highest stroke rates in the nation, and many strokes are readily preventable through good blood pressure management, targeting the maintenance of blood pressure control consistently over time following a stroke could be a helpful way to lessen the personal and public burden of stroke in our state.”
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