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A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency, and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, th

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Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combination

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Heart failure patients with previous stroke had greater risks of depression, hospitalisation and death.

Hemiplegic migraines: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Often confused with a stroke, hemiplegic migraines are a rare form of migraine. Learn about the motor weakness and visual disturbances they may cause.

Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, according to a new scientific study that examined every country over the past...

BMI not the only reliable indicator of heart disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study.

Hundreds of thousands of strokes may be preventable each year

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many patients with an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, are not receiving recommended blood thinning medication they need to prevent strokes, according to a study published in the...

Aspirin not an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation, study suggests

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the long-term impact of using aspirin instead of blood thinners in patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent an ablation.

Stroke: Hispanic patients have delayed treatment times, study finds

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that door-to-needle treatment times are longer for Hispanic ischemic stroke patients than non-Hispanic white patients.

Higher levels of biomarker linked to increased stroke risk for women

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the...

39p medicine patch could revolutionise stroke treatment

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A medicine skin patch, costing as little as 39p, could greatly improve the chances of someone surviving a stroke, according to researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Cheyne-Stokes respiration: What you need to know

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at an abnormal breathing pattern called Cheyne-Stoke respiration, including its symptoms, treatment, and possible prevention.

Nearly 1 in 5 with highest cardiac risk don't think they need to improve health

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly one in five people who reported the greatest number of cardiac risk factors did not believe they needed to improve their health, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart...

Stroke prevention may also reduce dementia

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ontario's stroke prevention strategy appears to have had an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors.

Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the...

Gut bacteria may turn common nutrient into clot-enhancing compound

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new research in the American Heart...

Hemorrhagic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at hemorrhagic stroke. Who is at risk? What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and what can you do to prevent it?

Brain hemorrhage: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A brain hemorrhage is bleeding in the brain. It is life-threatening medical condition, and it is essential to receive medical treatment right away.

Immune discovery points to therapies to improve stroke recovery

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research has found.

Daily consumption of sodas, fruit juices and artificially sweetened sodas affect brain

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall...

Can unemployment increase stroke risk?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Unemployment appears to increase the risk of having a stroke in middle-age Japanese men and women, and may have similar implications in the U.

Yo-yo dieting may raise death risk for people with heart disease

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have associated fluctuations in body weight with greater risk of heart attack, stroke, and death for people with coronary heart disease.

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Neurological diseases cost the U.S. nearly $800 billion per year

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new paper published in the Annals of Neurology reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation.

Anticoagulant apixaban superior to warfarin for reducing brain bleeds in patients with atrial fibrillation

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In a new analysis, patients with atrial fibrillation showed a substantially reduced risk of dangerous bleeding in the brain, known as intracranial hemorrhage, when taking the newer anticoagulant...

Study shows stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not...

Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a peptide found in venom from the funnel web spider - called Hi1a - may protect against brain injury caused by stroke.