Tag: stroke

Stroke Code App Review

The VA Brings to Bear a POC App for Improved Stroke Outcomes Acute stroke is frequently a terrifying and devastating disease process for patients. Currently, acute stroke remains the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and nearly 800,000 patients per year suffer a stroke. Stroke is both preventable via treatment of hypertension […]

Can Virtual Reality Beat Standard Rehabilitation after a Stroke?

While a number of studies have looked into using virtual reality (VR)  to aid in stroke rehabilitation, few have directly compared it to conventional therapy, often consisting of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT). However, a large, randomized-controlled trial of standard therapy versus VR therapy was recently published in the journal Neurology. Titled the VIRTUES […]

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