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15-year study finds treatment gaps exist for patients with peripheral arterial disease
In a new 15-year study, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that patients with eripheral arterial disease may not be prescribed life-saving medications at the same rate as for other heart conditions. (2019-11-17)
Women more likely to survive stroke but have poorer recovery than men, study shows
Women are more likely to survive a stroke, but have worse disability and poorer quality of life afterwards compared to men, according to research published in the latest issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-11-13)
Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report in Brain that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. (2019-11-12)
Strong link found between level of depression and heart disease, stroke
There is a strong link between the level of a person's depression and their odds of having heart disease or stroke, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Middle-aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk
The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-11-11)
Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients
Swarms of nanoparticles which are 15,000 times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to patients in the early stages of a stroke. (2019-11-06)
Sleep and sleepiness 'a huge problem' for people with spinal cord injury
A new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) finds that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. (2019-11-06)
Traffic exhaust at residential address increases the risk of stroke
High levels of traffic exhaust at one's residence increases the risk of stroke even in low-pollution environments, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and other universities in Sweden. (2019-10-30)
Living in a noisy area increases the risk of suffering a more serious stroke
The high levels of environmental noise we are subjected to in large cities can increase both the severity and consequences of an ischaemic stroke. (2019-10-29)
Young adults with PTSD may have a higher risk of stroke in middle age
Young adults who develop PTSD after a traumatic event (e.g., gun violence, sexual assault, military combat or natural disaster) may be more likely to experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or major stroke event by middle age. (2019-10-17)
Tissue damage caused by a heart attack to be reduced by 30%?
A heart attack is caused by a clot that blocks the artery blood flow. (2019-10-15)
Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke -- deadly combo
Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per day. (2019-10-02)
Cerebral reperfusion of reading network predicts recovery of reading ability after stroke
'Our findings support the utility of cerebral perfusion as a biomarker for recovery after stroke,' said Dr. (2019-10-01)
Simple cardiac risk score can predict problems with blood flow in the brain
The study shows that for those participants who do not have a history of heart disease or stroke that a simple cardiac risk score -- a summary measure of factors such as blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, abdominal fat, and dietary factors -- is associated with MRI-detected pre-clinical cerebrovascular disease like carotid artery plaque and silent strokes. (2019-09-30)
Walking speed may predict return to work in young stroke survivors
A simple test of walking speed may be a reliable tool to evaluate whether young stroke survivors are ready to return to work. (2019-09-26)
Pesticide exposure may increase heart disease and stroke risk
Occupational exposure to high levels of pesticides may raise the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in generally healthy men. (2019-09-25)
Veterans with mental health conditions have higher risk of heart disease, stroke
Specific mental health disorders -- depression, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar disorder -- pose an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease. (2019-09-24)
New algorithm expands neurologists' ability to assess for clot-removing procedure
An algorithm developed by faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help physicians outside of major stroke treatment centers assess whether a patient suffering from ischemic stroke would benefit from an endovascular procedure to remove a clot blocking an artery. (2019-09-24)
Study shows MRI can help remove DOUBT when diagnosing minor strokes
A University of Calgary study is highlighting the importance of magnetic resonance imaging in helping to diagnose minor stroke and transient ischemic attacks. (2019-09-23)
Hypertension during pregnancy can increase later risk of heart disease
Research published today in the journal Circulation has found that women with high blood pressure in pregnancy, including conditions such as preeclampsia, have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disorders later in life, including stroke and heart failure. (2019-09-23)
Stroke patients relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe
Clinical trials have been completed on a therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery. (2019-09-17)
Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke
Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, M.D., at UTHealth Houston reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced recovery compared to a matched historical control group. (2019-09-17)
Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia
An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information and processing speed) and dementia. (2019-09-12)
Dynamic reorganization of brain circuit with post-stroke rehabilitation
Nagoya City University researchers have revealed an interaction between cortico-brainstem pathways during training-induced recovery in stroke model rats. (2019-09-11)
Gene therapy helps functional recovery after stroke
A new gene therapy turns glial cells -- abundant support cells in the brain -- into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in mice. (2019-09-11)
Vegetarian and pescetarian diets linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease
Vegetarian (including vegan) and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease, or CHD for short, than diets that include meat, suggest the findings of a large UK study published in The BMJ today. (2019-09-04)
Heart failure patients have similar odds of dementia-type brain lesions as stroke patients
A type of brain damage linked with dementia and cognitive impairment is as common in heart failure patients as it is in patients with a history of stroke, according to findings from the LIFE-Adult-Study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-02)
Eliminating visual stimulation may help counter symptoms of spatial neglect after stroke
'We documented that while the patient was blindfolded, she sat up straighter, and her posture was more centered,' said Dr. (2019-08-30)
Total heart disease deaths on the rise
Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension -- known collectively as cardiometabolic disease -- have been increasing since 2011, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. (2019-08-27)
Who you see matters: Stroke patients benefit more from observing their own hand movements during therapy
Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have found that for stroke patients, observing their own hand movements in a video-assisted therapy -- as opposed to someone else's hand -- could enhance brain activity and speed up rehabilitation. (2019-08-23)
High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors' walking skills
High-intensity step training that mimics real world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training. (2019-08-22)
Bone particles in blood
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has found that blood vessels within bone marrow may progressively convert into bone with advancing age. (2019-08-19)
Regulating blood supply to limbs improves stroke recovery
Cutting off and then restoring blood supply to a limb following a stroke reduces tissue damage and swelling and improves functional recovery, according to a new study in mice published in JNeurosci. (2019-08-19)
Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
Data from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. (2019-08-19)
Canadian researchers find 'silent' strokes common after surgery
The study found that 'silent' covert strokes are actually more common than overt strokes in people aged 65 or older who have surgery. (2019-08-15)
Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke
Stroke survivors who completed a group-based aerobic exercise program, like cardiac rehabilitation, significantly improved their endurance and walking capacity regardless of time since stroke. (2019-08-14)
Transport by mobile stroke units get patients quicker treatment than ambulance
Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. (2019-08-07)
Brain reorganization predicts language production
The right hemisphere of the brain can take over language functions when the left hemisphere is damaged early in development, according to research in four-year-old children published in eNeuro. (2019-08-05)
Long-term declines in heart disease and stroke deaths are stalling, research finds
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries, including Australia, and are even increasing in some countries, according to new research. (2019-08-04)
Mayo Clinic study shows AI could enable accurate screening for atrial fibrillation
A new Mayo Clinic research study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of an irregular heart rhythm -- atrial fibrillation (AF) -- in an electrocardiogram (EKG), even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test. (2019-08-02)
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