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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta '12 THI IETHBRIDCE HERALD Friday, October 1J, 1971 Cerebral stroke fight goes on WASHINGTON (AI'i Life-1 saving gains are being m a d c against cerebral stroke, the! often paralyzing brain disease' that afflicts more than two mil- lion people in the I'.S'. and Can- eda and is a threat from in- lance through "Id age. But an Associated Press sur- vey of efforts in the medical fight against stroke shows full progress depends on learning more about high blood pressure and solving the riddle of a sort of biological rust that can clog the body's arteries. Cerebral stroke currently ranks behind only heart disease and cancer as the most common cause of death in the U.S. It is the top killer among the other great cripplers: arthritis, cere- bral muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. Besides the physical toll, cere- bral stroke costs the U.S. bil- ASPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP A Construction Co. Lid. W k SAND and GRAVEL W PHONE L 328-2702 327-3610 lion annually in medical expen- ses and lost productivity. Sometimes called apoplexy, strokes often are triggered by blood pres- sure either by il.self or as an insidious partner of arterioscle- rosis, the so called biological rust clogging the body's arteri- al pipelines. STEM I'ROJI BLOCKAGE Strokes stem from blockage, hemorrhaging, rupture or other abnormalities of blond vessels nourishing the brain. Blood clots arc prominent villains. Who is most likely to suffer a stroke? Experts say the person known to have a greater than average risk of stroke probably has one or more of these problems: ov- erweight, a diet high in fats, high blood pressure, tobacco smoking." Additionally, they say, he may have atherosclerosis a form of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, diabetes and may have had so-called little strokes, tran- sient oxygen-depriving attacks. Treatment of little-stroke vic- tims includes use of blood-thin- ning anticoagulant drugs to help prevent formation of clots and of new drugs designed to dis- solve clots already formed. The hunt is imder way for im- proved anticoagulants, clot dis- solfqrs and drugs that allow brain blcod vessels to open as widely as possible. Gains also have been made in SAVE TOP 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTAttATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT 509 6th Avenue South UFFLEB INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 treating high Mood pressure. Following development of anti- hypertension drugs, the death rate from hypertensive heart disease dropped almost no per cent between 1952 and 19G8. Treatment for stroke also has advanced in the surgical field. For many years, cerebrovascu- lar surgery was limited almost entirely to correcting flaws or road blocks in the larger exter- nal arteries feeding the brain, especially the carotid arteries in the neck- But now surgeons are operat- ing on relatively large arteries within the brain cavity itself and a few are pioneering with operations on tiny blood vessels of the brain. The research front includes attempts to solve the riddle of atherosclerosis. Deriving its name from the Greek word for porridge, ather- osclerosis is a special type of hardening of the arteries differ- ing from the usually mild fonn that accompanies the normal aging process. It's characterized by the bi- ological rust process, the depos- iting of sludgy, fatty crystals on the inner surface of arterial walls. The sludge gradually piles up, nan-owing the pathways and slowing the blood flow. A clot may form partially or com- pletely blocking the flow of life- sustaining, oxygen filled blood to a part of the body. The clot can break away and become a dam in a vital area such as the brain, heart or lungs. Experts say that when the brain, which normally uses 20 per cent of the body's oxygen, is deprived of oxygen for more than a ftw minutes, cells begin lo die rapidly. The result may be a stroke. Some of the novel ideas eibng explored to 'fight stroke include placing a patient's chest in a magnetic field to put a special charge on hydrogen atoms in lu's blood. A special detector placed above the patient's head yields an indication of the volume and rate of blood flow. Under consideration also is the use of a so-called fiber op- tics device to transmit high-in- tensity light through the skin into the brain cavity. This would allow examination of the brain's circulation with new light amplification devices al- ready used by the armed forces for seeing at night. New university status study set EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government will re- view the status of Athabasca University proposed for St. Al- bert, Jim Foster, minister of advanced education said Thurs- The review is consistent with the Progressive Conservative government's policy of renew- ing all major projects not al- ready under construction, he said in an interview. Mr. Foster said the univer- sity is in the planning stages and construction is not to start until at least next spring. He said he did not want give the impression the univer- sity would not go ahead, but "at the same time, I'm not pre- pared to say it is going ahead." Trolley buses on way out THUNDER BAY (CP) The city's trolley buses are on the way out. Council voted V-Co-J to re- place them gradually with dies- el units. Council said a new provincial to subsidy will help to cover costs. YOU'RE smiunc CRLL FOR 1HBHTTS Woofco SHOP vmtt r frWoy 101 Lollipops Ideal for shell out treats. 101 suckers per bag. 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