Thursday, 10 April 2014

Saving lives through better stroke prevention

SPHPM's Adjunct Associate Professor Anne Abbott has received a prestigious Bupa Health Foundation Award for her significant research discovery on stroke prevention.

Professor Abbott won the award for her findings into optimising outcomes in patients with carotid arterial disease. Her research has shown that medical treatment alone - a healthy lifestyle and medication - is now best for preventing strokes associated with stenosis. 

Professor Abbott's findings have significant implications for improved stroke prevention in all patients with carotid stenosis as well as others at risk. Carotid stenosis is an easily detected lesion which is common in older people. It causes about 10 percent of all strokes and indicates elevated risks of other complications of heart and arterial disease.

Associate Professor Abbott received her award at the Bupa Health Foundation dinner on the 3rd of April in Melbourne.

See more here.

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