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Stroke Prevention Using Wearables

2022 09 Nov

The University of Cincinnati is part of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study a strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The trial will use an app on Apple Watch to monitor irregular heartbeat to reduce patients’ reliance on blood-thinning medication. “The individualised... Read more

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PURE Study: Risk Factors for Heart Disease Similar in Men and Women

2022 13 Sep

Findings from a large international study show that men and women share most of the same risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study is published in  The Lancet. The study assessed risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, smoking, diet), economic status and depression.) 156,000 people living in 21 low, middle... Read more

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Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Increase Risk of Dementia

2022 21 Jun

Cardiometabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation and stroke, are some of the primary risk factors for dementia. A new study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia   shows that people with at least two of the diseases - type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke - have double the... Read more

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Women Less Likely to Return to Work After Stroke

2022 03 May

According to new research, about one third of people who had a large vessel (severe)  ischaemic stroke , treated with mechanical clot removal, resumed work three months after  stroke treatment . However, women were about half as likely to return to work after a severe stroke compared to men, according to the study published today in Stroke, the peer-reviewed,... Read more

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Childhood Risk Factors That Predict Heart Attacks in Adulthood

2022 12 Apr

In the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study, five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century.  The study, conducted by the International Childhood Cardiovascular Consortium (i3C) including researchers from the Murdoch... Read more

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World Stroke Day - Minutes Can Save Lives!

2021 29 Oct

Today is World Stroke Day. This day, established by the World Stroke Organization (WSO), takes place every year to increase global awareness about stroke and provide a global platform for the stroke community to drive action on stroke worldwide.   Stroke is the second biggest killer in the world. It is estimated that 15 million people worldwide will... Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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