Victoria Thorburn

Understanding of relationship between stroke and PSAF may lead to development of prevention and therapeutic strategies

London Health Sciences Centre - 

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.

Dr. Ting-Yim Lee

CT Perfusion measures blood flow and blood volume to tumours associated with ovarian cancer

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

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.

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