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New predictor of heart attack or stroke
A hike in your blood pressure during middle age significantly raises the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke during your lifetime, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. (2011-12-19)
Diet high in vitamin C decreases stroke risk, especially among smokers
Eating a diet high in vitamin C may decrease your risk of stroke, particularly if you smoke, according to a study published in the November 11 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2003-11-10)
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2005
The current issue includes the following articles: Review of major commercial weight loss programs finds little evidence and great variation in components, counseling cost, and effectiveness; Heavy drinking is associated with risk for stroke; Study: Patients successfully managed their own blood thinners and had few complications. (2005-01-03)
New devices causing 'paradigm shift' in stroke care
New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients. (2016-06-24)
Do you know you're having a stroke?
A Mayo Clinic study shows a majority of stroke patients don't think they're having a stroke -- and as a result -- delay seeking treatment until their condition worsens. (2008-11-25)
Limiting stroke damage is focus of study
Brain damage that occurs even days after a stroke, increasing stroke size and devastation, is the focus of researchers trying to identify new treatments. (2007-05-30)
Hands-free ultrasound device with clot-busting drug safe for stroke patients
A hands-free ultrasound device combined with clot buster was safe for ischemic stroke patients. (2013-10-24)
Some strokes found to occur when patients stop taking anti-clotting drugs prior to surgery
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that some strokes originating from blood clots due to abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) occurred because patients were told to stop taking a common anti-clotting drug prior to undergoing an invasive surgical procedure. (2003-04-03)
American Stroke Association's 29th International Stroke Conference
The American Stroke Association's 29th International Stroke Conference will take place Thursday, Feb. (2004-01-27)
Kessler Foundation awarded stroke research grant by Wallerstein Foundation
Kessler Foundation received a $250,000 stroke research grant from the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement. (2011-11-15)
Compensatory rehabilitation limits motor recovery after stroke
Relying on the better-functioning side of the body after a stroke can cause brain changes that hinder rehabilitation of the impaired side, according to an animal study published June 3 in the Journal of Neuroscience. (2015-06-02)
Stroke incidence rising among younger adults, decreasing among elderly
Stroke, often considered a disease of old age, is declining in the elderly and increasing at younger ages. (2010-02-24)
Experimental therapy could boost stroke recovery
An experimental therapy that targets the spinal cord may one day be key to spurring on enhanced recovery for stroke victims. (2018-02-01)
Your stroke risk profile may also help predict your risk of memory problems
A new study shows a person's stroke risk profile, which includes high blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes, may also be helpful in predicting whether a person will develop memory and thinking problems later in the life. (2011-11-07)
Omega-3s reduce stroke severity
A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. (2011-08-25)
'Good' cholesterol may have different chemical properties in Alzheimer's patients
They found that compared to healthy people, Alzheimer's patients had a 5.5 times increase of a dysfunctional HDL subfraction, as well as a decreased protein/lipid ratio. (2017-02-22)
Same factors influence depression in stroke patients, spouse caregivers
Self-esteem, optimism and perceived control influence depression in stroke survivors and their spouse caregivers. (2013-02-06)
Delay in seeking stroke care costs women best treatment
In the Netherlands, women with strokes caused by blood clots were less likely than men to get to the hospital in time to receive the best treatment. (2013-07-25)
Video games effective treatment for stroke patients: study
Virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients, according to research from St. (2011-04-07)
UT Houston researchers use stroke patient's own stem cells in trial for first time
Stroke patient Roland Henrich, 61, is the first patient in the United States to receive his own bone marrow stem cells intravenously as part of a Phase I study on the safety of the procedure. (2009-04-15)
Stanford researcher receives top honors, 3 others recognized at stroke conference
A pioneer in stroke and central nervous system injury will receive the American Stroke Association's highest honor -- the Thomas Willis Award -- at the International Stroke Conference 2008. (2008-02-20)
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
After eliminating the influence of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, education levels and existing heart disease, black Americans still face a 38 percent higher risk of stroke than U.S. whites do, a large new study indicates. (1999-04-13)
Men lacking a caregiver face a greater risk of being placed in a nursing home after stroke
A Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study found that in men aged 65 and older who survived an ischemic stroke, the lack of an available caregiver was associated with triple the risk of nursing home placement within five years. (2017-10-27)
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
Hospitals with certified, designated stroke centers administer clot-busting therapy and respond with needed tests and exams for acute stroke patients better than hospitals lacking certification, according to two new studies presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2005. (2005-02-03)
Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure
Blacks are more likely than whites to have hypertension a year after stroke caused by a brain bleed. (2012-08-16)
More screening needed to identify depression, vision loss after mild stroke
There is no such thing as a mild stroke. On the surface they appear unaffected, but people who have mild strokes may live with hidden disabilities, including depression, vision problems and difficulty thinking. (2011-10-03)
Higher wealth linked to lower stroke risk from age 50 to 64
Higher wealth is linked with a lower risk of stroke in Americans between the ages of 50 and 64, but does not predict strokes in those over age 65, researchers reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2008-04-24)
Stroke hospitalizations are up among middle-aged blacks in South Carolina
Stroke hospitalizations in South Carolina are increasing among middle-aged blacks. (2014-06-19)
Men younger than 50: The more you smoke, the more you stroke
The more cigarettes men younger than 50 smoked, the more likely they were to have a stroke. (2018-04-19)
Few stroke patients get to hospital in time for treatment
Few people who are having a stroke get to the hospital in time to receive the clot-busting drug that reduces the chance of disability, according to a new study published in the February 14, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-02-13)
Can unemployment increase stroke risk?
In middle-age Japanese men and women, losing their job increased their risk of having a stroke and dying of stroke; while a new job increased stroke risk even more, especially in men. (2017-04-13)
Costs to treat bleeding strokes increases 10 years later
Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain increased about 31 percent from five years after stroke to 10 years. (2014-10-23)
Home-based therapy beneficial for stroke patients
A systematic review of published studies investigating the provision of therapy-based services targeted towards people living at home who have had strokes highlights the benefits of these services-the main finding shows that the rate of deterioration in the ability to carry out daily living tasks could be reduced by up to 30% for patients who receive therapy in the home environment. (2004-01-29)
Spouses of stroke survivors face lingering health issues
Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years after stroke. (2015-08-20)
Terutroban fails to outperform aspirin in secondary stroke prevention trial; aspirin remains gold standard (PERFORM study)
Patients who have had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at high risk of recurrent stroke or other cardiovascular events. (2011-05-25)
Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study
The University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center has received $17.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a five-year, international study of alternative treatments for acute ischemic stroke. (2005-09-21)
Heavy drinking may lead to stroke earlier in life
A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily. (2012-09-10)
Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best intervention for ischemic stroke
Intravenous delivery of an approved clot-busting drug remains the most beneficial proven intervention for ischemic stroke, according to updated American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2007-04-13)
Study evaluates 'normal range' systolic BP levels after ischemic stroke and risk of recurrent stroke
Among patients who experienced an ischemic stroke, systolic blood pressure levels of less than 120 mm Hg, or higher than 140 mm Hg, were associated with an increased risk of subsequent stroke, according to a study appearing in the Nov. (2011-11-15)
Moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing can lead to stroke
Individuals who experience moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing are four times more likely to have a stroke during the next four years than those who did not suffer from the problem. (2005-12-01)
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