Search Tag: Stroke

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U.S. study: rising stroke incidence among marijuana users

2018 24 Oct

A five-year study (2010-14) of hospital statistics from the United States shows that the incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users, even though the overall rate of stroke remained constant over the same period. The study, presented at the 11th World Stroke Congress in Montreal, Canada, looked at U.S. hospital statistics from... Read more

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DESERVE: skills-based intervention to reduce risk of recurrent stroke

2018 10 Oct

It is estimated that 11 percent of individuals who have had a stroke have a recurrent stroke within one year of their first stroke. The burden of stroke is largely attributed to lifestyle (smoking, poor diet) and metabolic risk factors (high plasma glucose, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Currently, there is limited evidence for education... Read more

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Preventive strategies needed to reduce risk of dementia, stroke

2018 03 Oct

It is estimated that one in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their lifetime. The estimate was made by Dutch researchers after monitoring the neurological health of more than 12,000 people in the Rotterdam Study between 1990 and 2016.  The findings highlight the need for... Read more

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Online tool improves heart attack, stroke risk prediction

2018 08 Aug

New research sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is beneficial to both astronauts and the general population on Earth. NASA launched the study with UT Southwestern Medical Center to enhance cardiovascular risk prediction for astronauts. The result: a new online prediction tool that integrates traditional risk factors... Read more

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Genomic medicine may revolutionise cardiovascular care

2018 07 Jun

Genomic medicine is the study of the health effects of the molecular interactions of a person's unique genes. Genomic medicine looks at all the types of molecular variation, from the DNA and RNA to the microorganisms in the human gut that seem to play an increasingly important role in maintaining health. A new scientific statement from the... Read more

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Game-changing skin-like electronics for stroke patients

2018 23 May

Enabling continual monitoring and personalised care  An innovative new wearable for the throat could mean a turning point for care of stroke patients.   Developments in skin-close wearable electronics are presenting healthcare with a breadth of new devices that can enable continued monitoring outside the hospital or rehab clinic, presenting... Read more

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Preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation

2018 17 Apr

Atrial fibrillation (AF), which affects nearly 3 million adults in the U.S., is associated with increased risk of thromboembolic complications, especially stroke. Indeed, AF is a stronger risk factor than hypertension, coronary disease, or heart failure and is associated with an approximately five-fold increased risk of stroke, according to an article... Read more

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Depression increases risk for atrial fibrillation

2018 27 Mar

Preliminary research indicates that depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clot formation and stroke. The findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 shed further light on the belief that mental health and heart health are closely... Read more

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New guidelines for reducing stroke risk in women

2018 14 Feb

New guidelines for preventing stroke in women have been released by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The guidelines outline stroke risks unique to women and provide evidence-based recommendations. “If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones,... Read more

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Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug

2018 30 Jan

Cancer patients having a stroke are one-third less likely than stroke patients without cancer to get a gold-standard drug to help dissolve the clot, according to results of a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Strokes in cancer patients can be caused by traditional risk factors such... Read more