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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
CSN releases guide to Implementing Telestroke in Canada
In 2012, the Canadian Stroke Network commissioned a national report entitled Expanding Telestroke in Canada that called for the wider adoption of telestroke services using a regional development model. Recognizing that regions or provinces might require catalytic funding in order to adopt, expand, or evaluate telestroke, the CSN has contributed $675,000 since June 2013 to [...]

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014
CSN launches series of accredited online courses
Get the latest training in stroke management and earn credits at the same time! The Canadian Stroke Network is excited to announce the launch of a new series of specially designed online professional development modules for stroke. The groundbreaking new resource consists of five accredited courses that have been designed specifically for health care professionals [...]

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Canadian study demonstrates benefit of prolonged heart monitoring after unexplained strokes: New England Journal of Medicine
Download News Release For immediate release: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5 p.m. EDT Prevention of stroke due to atrial fibrillation “global health issue” A major 16-centre Canadian study, published June 26 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, shows the benefit of prolonged heart monitoring to diagnose silent, but dangerous, irregular heart rhythms in [...]

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Stroke Report 2014: Will an aging population, sicker patients, and an increase in strokes among younger Canadians overload our already stressed healthcare system?
New data reveal Canadians are benefiting from improvements in stroke care. But more work is needed to ensure Canadians get the best treatment and care possible June 5, 2014 – According to the new Stroke Report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Together Against A Rising Tide: Advancing Stroke Systems Of Care), stroke care has [...]

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
CSN Summer Studentship awards announced
The Canadian Stroke Network is awarding a record 30 summer studentships this year, valued at $7,000 each. The CSN’s Board of Directors was extremely pleased with the quality of submissions received and determined that funding could permit up to 20 more awards than originally planned for 2014. “We are excited to announce that we are [...]

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Friday, November 29th, 2013
New CSN-funded tool tracks sodium research, provides scientific updates
A new email newsletter – Science of Salt Weekly – is keeping track of the latest evidence and research related to dietary salt intake, providing weekly reports that feature short summaries of all relevant Medline-retrieved articles to keep the science on sodium up-to-date and accessible. Reducing salt intake has emerged as a leading target for [...]

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
CSN million-dollar investment “important first step” in national expansion
Seed funding from the Canadian Stroke Network has kick-started a major expansion of stroke recovery research in Canada, forging national collaborations within the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. The CSN’s million-dollar investment to help the Partnership – formerly the HSF Centre for Stroke Recovery – spread its roots across the country [...]

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Leading Canadian health organizations release a Vascular Declaration calling for urgent action on vascular disease
 Collective action needed to reduce the growing burden of vascular disease  Montreal – Ninety per cent of Canadians are facing an unacceptable risk of developing vascular disease and we have to act now to reduce its increasing burden, say leading health experts at the Vascular 2013 Congress in Montreal this week. To galvanize action, leading [...]

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
New recommendations stress the importance of patient involvement
Stroke patients and their families play an integral role in transitions of care Ottawa (October 29, 2013) – New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the important role that stroke patients and their families play as they progress through the various stages of care. Patients and their families should be [...]

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
New national recommendations expand the concept of stroke rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation takes place in various settings with multiple providers and caregivers Ottawa (July 10, 2013) – New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals reinforce that stroke rehabilitation is not limited to a single location but is an ongoing process that includes a range of activities in many settings taking place [...]

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