Category Archives: Stroke

Arthritis/Pain Relieving Drugs May Contribute to Stroke Death

Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – Commonly prescribed, older drugs for arthritis and pain may increase the risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in the November 5, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American … Continue reading

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Mental health disorders double heart disease, stroke risk

VANCOUVER ─ People facing mental health challenges are significantly more likely to have heart disease or stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. “This population is at high risk, and it’s even greater for people … Continue reading

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Healthy lifestyle may cut stroke risk in half for women: new study from Sweden

MINNEAPOLIS – Women with a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke by more than half, according to a study published in the October 8, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the … Continue reading

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Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “Previous studies have shown that potassium … Continue reading

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Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF

Barcelona, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) doubles the risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF, according to research in more than 6 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Thomas Vanassche from Belgium. … Continue reading

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Vitamin D does not stop heart attack or stroke

Recent studies have shown a link between low vitamin D levels and an increasing number of conditions including MS, diabetes, schizophrenia and asthma. Previous research found that people with low vitamin D have are more likely to have cardiovascular disease. … Continue reading

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Increased risk of stroke in people with cognitive impairment

People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke, with a 39% increased risk, than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Given the projected substantial rise … Continue reading

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Colds may temporarily increase stroke risk in children

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study is published in the August 20, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of … Continue reading

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Stroke patients benefit from vibration platform treatments

Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Jan;114(1):105-11. doi: 10.1007/s00421-013-2756-y. Epub 2013 Oct 23. Acute passive vibration reduces arterial stiffness and aortic wave reflection in stroke survivors. Koutnik AP1, Wong A, Kalfon R, Madzima TA, Figueroa A. Author information 1Department of Nutrition, … Continue reading

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Ability to self-administer medication with memory loss questioned

West Orange, NJ. August 15, 2014. Kessler stroke researchers and colleagues have identified an association between over-optimistic estimation of one’s own ability to take medications accurately, and memory loss among stroke survivors. Results indicate that assessing patients for their ability … Continue reading

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Stem cells show promise for stroke in pilot study

A stroke therapy using stem cells extracted from patients’ bone marrow has shown promising results in the first trial of its kind in humans. Five patients received the treatment in a pilot study conducted by doctors at Imperial College Healthcare … Continue reading

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Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Cervical artery dissection (CD) is … Continue reading

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Slowing brain functions linked to increased risk of stroke, death

Cognitive abilities such as memory and attention are not only important after a stroke but also before; according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Previous studies have shown poor cardiovascular health can increase the risk of … Continue reading

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