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Stroke: charged-up rehab

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Rehab after stroke often means one thing for patients: repeating exercises regularly and often over a longer period. Yet, it is not clear in advance to what degree lost abilities can be restored again. A US and UK study has examined how much the effect of exercises to regain arm function can be improved by electrical stimulation. Learn more about this in our interview.

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Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Interview: Rehab with nerve stimulation
Topic of the Month: An accurate view of blood vessels
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Obtaining an accurate view of blood vessels for surgery

Topic of the Month

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Surgical intervention is often inevitable when blood vessels become narrowed, blocked, or damaged. Surgeons use stents and medical balloons to open and widen the arteries, suck out the obstructing clots and use a catheter to examine the vessels. Intraoperative cardiovascular imaging is an essential tool to guide the catheters and instruments during the minimally invasive procedures.
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Medical imaging: obtaining an accurate view of blood vessels for surgery
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Stroke rehabilitation: regaining arm movement with nerve stimulation


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Stroke rehabilitation exercises are essential to regain mobility and strength in the body. Each patient recovers lost skills and function differently. A recent study has now examined how vagus nerve stimulation with electrical impulses during stroke rehab could improve arm mobility.
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Stroke rehabilitation: regaining arm movement with nerve stimulation
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