The most frequent cause of stroke is Atrial fibrillation (AF), a cardiac arrhythmia consisting of irregular heartbeats. These strokes are the most devastating ones. Recent observations in stroke patients suggest that stroke can also cause AF. This Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation (PSAF), in turn, can produce more strokes.
Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-centre clinical trial has demonstrated that CT Perfusion, which measures blood flow and blood volume to tumours associated with ovarian cancer, can provide an accurate prediction of how well a treatment is working, allowing physicians the opportunity to better plan treatment.