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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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Long-term risk of recurrent stroke under-recognized

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Stroke and TIA survivors without early complications are often discharged. But new research indicates that these patients are at increased long-term risk.



What is a thrombus? Causes and types

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is a thrombus? In this article, we explore the different types of thrombus, their causes and symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.



New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again.



Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication, study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients' own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for...



Can shingles raise the risk of heart attack?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The cardiovascular dangers of shingles are investigated in a new study, providing more evidence that the risk of stroke and heart attack is increased.



Multiple births linked to improved stroke recovery

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study of female mice has suggested that while giving birth multiple times may raise stroke risk, it may also improve recovery from stroke.



Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and...



A-fib patients at lower stroke, death risk with early cardiology care

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Receiving cardiology care within 90 days of atrial fibrillation diagnosis may lower patients' stroke and death risks by up to 11 percent, study finds.



Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup. Strokes have several signs that can alert someone to the need for emergency care.



Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.



Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after stroke

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve stroke survivors' perception of recovery, gait, balance, grip strength and cognition years after their stroke, according to new research in...



Long-term daily aspirin use linked to higher than expected risk of bleeding in adults aged 75 or over

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:00 PDT

Authors conclude that proton-pump inhibitors should be co-prescribed in this age group to reduce the risk of bleeds.



Eye stroke: Symptoms, risks, and treatment

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what an eye stroke is. How is an eye stroke diagnosed, how can it be prevented, and what treatment is available?



Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication.



Research suggests strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports.



Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure...



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).