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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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Ministrokes may cause dementia, study suggests

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

New study suggests the impact of ministrokes is wider and longer-lasting than previously understood, potentially causing dementia and cognitive decline.



Eating hot red chili peppers may help us live longer

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A study of more than 16,000 U.S. adults suggests that consuming red hot chili peppers might lower the risk of all-cause mortality.



Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University...



Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes.



Migraine associated with higher risk of stroke after surgery

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Surgical patients with a history of migraines have a greater risk of stroke and readmission to hospital, finds a study published by The BMJ.



Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery.



Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).



Surgical ablation found to be effective in reducing atrial fibrillation and improving quality of life

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New clinical practice guidelines recommend more prominent role for surgery in treatment of Afib.



Stroke: Brain cells potentiate harmful electrical discharges

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the aftermath of stroke, brain damage is exacerbated by electrical discharges.



Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:00:00 PST

The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent...



Heart attack risk doubled for people with less education according to new Australian research

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, according to groundbreaking new Australian research from...



Potential treatment for pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia found in a vitamin

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Scientists in Japan and the US have found that vitamin B3 nicotinamide may help treat pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia by preventing strokes and in some cases, even stimulating the...



Marital history linked to stroke survival

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

People who were in a stable marriage, and had never been divorced or widowed, had the best prospects of survival after having a stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart...



New discovery may improve recovery after stroke

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Faster and better recovery after stroke may be the result of a newly discovered treatment strategy that created new nerve synapses in the brain - a key factor for learning.



Dietary magnesium associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in magnesium may reduce the risk of diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes according to a new meta-analysis published in the open access journal BMC...



Daily handful of nuts slashes the risk of disease and death

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

New study suggests the health benefits of nuts may be more wide-reaching than previously thought, and one may only need 20 grams a day to reap the rewards.



Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug...



Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones.



Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both.



How does alcohol affect stroke risk? Study investigates

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New, large-scale research examines the association between different patterns of alcohol consumption and different types of stroke.



Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access...



Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a...



Prescribing drugs for cardiovascular disease prevention in the UK - can it be improved to prevent strokes?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Drugs such as statins that have the potential to prevent strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease have not been prescribed to a large proportion of people at risk in the UK, according to a...



Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds.



Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the...