Search Tag: Stroke

Cardiology Management

Skin Patch Provides Early Warning for Stroke, Heart Attack

2021 27 Jul

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins inside a person's body. The patch can continuously monitor blood flow as well as blood pressure and heart function, in real time. Wearing such a device could make... Read more

Cardiology Management

Primary Care Vital for Patients With Stroke

2021 20 Jul

Stroke is a complex disease with multiple causes, treatments and consequences. The American Heart Association reports that nearly 80,000 adults in the U.S. will have a new stroke each year. Out of these, 10% will die within 30 days. Figures also show that approximately 5% of patients younger than 55 years of age at the time of stroke and 40% over 85... Read more

Cardiology Management

Increase in Stroke Risk With Greater Alcohol Intake

2021 22 Jun

Consumption of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation. Even a low spectrum of alcohol consumption could be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Alcohol consumption has been shown to have a consistent linear dose-response relationship when it comes to risk of AF.   In a recent study, alcohol abstinence reduced... Read more

ICU Management

The Evolution of Cerebrovascular Critical Care

2021 15 Jun

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) was founded in 1970. At that time, there was little to offer for the acute management of patients suffering from an acute cerebrovascular condition other than supportive care. Patients suffering from stroke were rarely found in the intensive care unit.   During the 1960s, 25% of stroke patients would die... Read more

Executive Health Management

iPads in Ambulances: NHS Aims to Improve Patient Care

2021 18 May

iPads will be provided to ambulance crews across England to ensure that patients get the right care faster, the NHS brass has announced. Ambulance crews will utilise the 30,000 iPads to send photographs from the scene of an incident, so specialists on standby at hospital can initiate treatment right away when the patient arrives in the emergency... Read more

Cardiology Management

Suicide Risk Higher in Stroke Survivors

2021 16 Mar

Stroke survivors may be more likely to attempt or die by suicide than people who have not had a stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021. This study will be simultaneously published in the American Heart Association's journal  Stroke . Rates of depression... Read more

Cardiology Management

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict New Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke Risk

2021 09 Mar

A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke. Their findings are published in Circulation.  Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with numerous health risks, including stroke and death. The study... Read more

Cardiology Management

Noise Hurts the Heart

2021 02 Mar

Exposure to loud noise has long been linked to hearing loss. But noise can take a toll beyond the ears. Traffic noise, in particular, has been proven to be a physiological stressor. It is classified as the second-worst environmental stressor affecting human health. There is also significant research to show that air and road traffic noise increase... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Realities 2020: Time to Act Now

2020 30 Nov

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in Europe, and World Health Organization (WHO) heart disease goals will not be achieved by 2025 unless urgent action is taken, according to the finding of a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) report. " Cardiovascular Realities 2020 " is a compendium of the latest statistics on cardiovascular... Read more

Cardiology Management

Abnormal Nighttime Blood Pressure Levels Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

2020 09 Nov

People who experience  high blood pressure  while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and daytime blood pressure... Read more