Stroke

U.S. group issues stroke prevention guidelines just for women
Feb 07 14


While stroke is common in both men and women, guidelines released on Thursday for the first time address factors such as pregnancy, birth control… U.S. group issues stroke prevention guidelines just for women   

 

New global stroke repository offers regional comparative statistics
Jan 07 14


In many countries strokes are seen as a lower priority when compared to other diseases despite their public health impact. This is partly due… New global stroke repository offers regional comparative statistics   

 

Residual activity ‘hot spots’ in the brain key for vision recovery in stroke patients
Jan 03 14


Scientists know that vision restoration training (VRT) can help patients who have lost part of their vision due to glaucoma, optic nerve damage,… Residual activity ‘hot spots’ in the brain key for vision recovery in stroke patients   

 

Anxiety linked to stroke risk
Dec 27 13


Men and women with severe symptoms of anxiety may have a higher risk of stroke than their more relaxed counterparts, a new study suggests.

Anxiety linked to stroke risk   
 

Stroke risk ‘higher at start of warfarin treatment’
Dec 21 13


“Warfarin doubles risk of stroke in first week for irregular heartbeat sufferers,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

Warfarin is a drug known to reduce the… Stroke risk ‘higher at start of warfarin treatment’   

 

Anxiety linked to higher long-term risk of stroke
Dec 19 13


The greater your anxiety level, the higher your risk of having a stroke, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal… Anxiety linked to higher long-term risk of stroke   

 

Novel rehabilitation device improves motor skills after stroke
Dec 01 13


Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual’s thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their… Novel rehabilitation device improves motor skills after stroke   

 

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men
Nov 23 13


Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new… More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men   

 

Edoxaban Effective in Preventing Stroke, Reducing Bleeding and Cardiovascular Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Nov 19 13


According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800,000 Americans die each year from heart disease and stroke. Stroke is… Edoxaban Effective in Preventing Stroke, Reducing Bleeding and Cardiovascular Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation   

 

New case studies link smoking synthetic marijuana with stroke in healthy, young adults
Nov 19 13


Add stroke to the list of severe health hazards that may be associated with smoking synthetic marijuana,  popularly known as spice or K2,… New case studies link smoking synthetic marijuana with stroke in healthy, young adults   

 

Effect of reducing blood pressure with medications immediately following ischemic stroke
Nov 17 13


Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, and colleagues examined whether moderate lowering… Effect of reducing blood pressure with medications immediately following ischemic stroke   

 

Higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke found in food desert
Nov 05 13


There is more to the cost of living in a food desert than higher prices for the few fruits and vegetables sold nearby, according… Higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke found in food desert   

 

‘Smarter’ blood pressure guidelines could prevent many more heart attacks and strokes
Nov 04 13


A new way of using blood pressure-lowering medications could prevent more than a fourth of heart attacks and strokes - up to 180,000 a… ‘Smarter’ blood pressure guidelines could prevent many more heart attacks and strokes   

 

Ultrasound device combined with clot-buster safe for stroke, say UTHealth researchers
Oct 24 13


A study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) showed that a hands-free ultrasound device combined… Ultrasound device combined with clot-buster safe for stroke, say UTHealth researchers   

 

Flu shot halves risk of heart attack or stroke in people with history of heart attack, study finds
Oct 22 13


The flu vaccine may not only ward off serious complications from influenza, it may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by… Flu shot halves risk of heart attack or stroke in people with history of heart attack, study finds   

 

Excessive alcohol consumption increases the progression of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke
Oct 21 13


A Finnish population-based study showed that binge drinking was associated with increased atherosclerotic progression in an 11-year follow-up of middle-aged men. The progression of… Excessive alcohol consumption increases the progression of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke   

 

High blood pressure during pregnancy could elevate the risk of a future stroke
Oct 18 13


High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman’s lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke… High blood pressure during pregnancy could elevate the risk of a future stroke   

 

Toward a urine test for detecting blood clots
Oct 16 13


Detecting dangerous blood clots, which can cause life-threatening conditions such as strokes and heart attacks, leading causes of death for men and women in… Toward a urine test for detecting blood clots   

 

New data-driven machine learning method effectively flags risk for post-stroke dangers
Oct 04 13


A team of experts in neurocritical care, engineering, and informatics, with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have devised… New data-driven machine learning method effectively flags risk for post-stroke dangers   

 

Researchers Find Early Success in New Treatment for Stroke Recovery
Oct 02 13


Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have taken a step toward developing a new treatment to aid the recovery of limb function… Researchers Find Early Success in New Treatment for Stroke Recovery   

 

Vitamin B supplements might reduce your risk of stroke
Sep 20 13


Taking vitamin B supplements might help to reduce your risk of a stroke, according to new evidence published today in the journal Neurology.

The… Vitamin B supplements might reduce your risk of stroke   

 

Different hormone therapy formulations may pose different risks for heart attack and stroke
Sep 18 13


Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses… Different hormone therapy formulations may pose different risks for heart attack and stroke   

 

FDA Says Bleeding Risk with Dabigatran Is Same as with Warfarin
Sep 14 13


After the approval of dabigatran in 2010 for the prevention of stroke and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the FDA received… FDA Says Bleeding Risk with Dabigatran Is Same as with Warfarin   

 

Racial/ethnic differences in outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage
Sep 11 13


University of Toronto researchers examined data on patients who had been hospitalized in the United States for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and found racial/ethnic differences… Racial/ethnic differences in outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage   

 

MRI may predict heart attack and stroke risk in people with diabetes
Sep 10 13


Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a… MRI may predict heart attack and stroke risk in people with diabetes   

 
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