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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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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...

Headache far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities.

Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients.

Low-cost therapy produces long-lasting improvements for stroke survivors

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Glasgow has found that a low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems.

Transplanted neurons incorporated into a stroke-injured rat brain

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability - but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation.

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention: Link to diabetes questionable and inconsequential

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins...

Ministrokes may cause dementia, study suggests

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...