All posts tagged "stroke"

  • Marie Eriksson
    Risk of Suicide Doubles After a Stroke

    Stroke patients can be up to twice as likely to commit suicide compared with the rest of the population, and the risk of attempted suicide is highest within the first two years after a stroke. These are...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
    • 0
  • 138012035_8ce08ce500_z
    New Research Identifies Emotional Impact on Stroke Patients

    The physical challenges associated with recovery from a stroke are well documented. However, the impact of a stroke on an emotional level has been less well understood. New research from the University of Aberdeen, published October 1,...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
    • 0
  • 8569033761_2edcb697b0_z
    Stroke and Cognitive Decline Increases the Risk of Death in Older Adults

    Declining memory and cognitive ability aren’t just normal signs of aging. Noticeable difficulty in remembering important information and performing daily tasks like balancing a checkbook or reading a map may increase the risk of stroke in adults...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
    • 0
  • 5907952019_ef54a999ae_z
    Poor Circulation Predicts Future Cardiac Problems in Diabetics

    Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes. Diabetes can cause damage to a person’s blood vessels and nerves,...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
    • 0
  • 211107881_8a03f1dc9a_z
    Monitoring Pulse Could Prevent a Second Stroke

    Irregular heartbeat is a leading cause of second strokes among adults. New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
    • 0
  • 2430178119_9e5c6fd832_z
    Good News for an Aging Population

    Preventable but deadly, stroke is the fourth leading cause of mortality in the United States, with approximately 795,000 strokes occurring each year. However, a new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
    • 0
  • migraine
    Older Migraine Sufferers May Have More Silent Brain Injury

    Research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke suggests older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury. Ischemic silent brain infarctions are symptomless brain injuries and are a risk factor for future strokes. In a...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
    • 0
  • running
    Excessive High-Intensity Exercise Risks Heart Health

    More is not always better when it comes to your exercise routine. Overdosing on high intensity exercise may actually increase the risk of death from a heart attack or stroke in those with existing heart disease, suggests...

    • Posted May 19, 2014
    • 0
  • blood pressure monitor
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Release Tips for Preventing Subsequent Strokes

    A newly released statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends that stroke survivors control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke. They should also receive other...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
    • 0
  • Müller-PP-Frommann-Mueller_Christa001_a
    Developing Better Drugs for Heart Attacks and Strokes

    Two “snapshots” of a receptor which are of critical importance for blood coagulation may lead to tailor-made blood-thinning substances for heart attack and stroke patients whose effects are reversible and better controllable than those of current therapies....

    • Posted May 1, 2014
    • 0