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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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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.



Atrial fibrillation triggers: What can lead to an A-fib attack?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about atrial fibrillation triggers, tips that may help to avoid triggers, lifestyle tips, and what may cause atrial fibrillation.



Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFib

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was...



Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular complications, and it is estimated to afflict nearly...



Self-expanding TAVR as good as surgery in intermediate-risk patients

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two-year data reveal no difference in the combined rate of stroke and death from any cause when comparing the use of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with standard...



Guidelines differ on recommendations of statin treatment for African-Americans

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 1 in 4 African American individuals recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association are no longer recommended for...



Study suggests new drug alongside statins can significantly cut cholesterol

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.



Study details death risks associated with long-term antiplatelet therapy

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study by a multi-institutional research team has tracked the long-term incidence of death following ischemic and bleeding events occurring in patients more than one year after placement of a...



Marijuana use may raise stroke, heart failure risk

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of more than 20 million health records has uncovered an association between marijuana use and greater risk of stroke and heart failure.



Sodium intake high, rising among people with high blood pressure

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite recommendations to limit sodium intake to support a heart-healthy lifestyle, daily sodium intake significantly increased in Americans with high blood pressure from 1999-2012, according to a...



Examining whether migraine is associated with cervical artery dissection

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study published online by JAMA Neurology examines whether a history of migraine is associated with cervical artery dissection (CEAD), a frequent cause of ischemic (blood vessel-related)...



People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods.



Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia.



Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily best for health

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

While eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily brings health benefits, new research finds eating 10 portions every day is even better.



Receiving a clot-buster drug before reaching the hospital may reduce stroke disability

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The study suggests that ambulances with the personnel and equipment capable of diagnosing ischemic stroke may be worth the extra cost, due to the decrease in patient disability afterward.



Discovery could help doctors to spot cardiovascular disease at an earlier stage

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study led by...