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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Emerging Vascular Risk Factors in Women and Men: Any Differences?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as the response to treatment may differ between men and ... read more

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

Future Help for Stroke Patients With Language Problems

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem has been developed by a brain researcher. The result may be individualized treatment for each ... read more

Awareness of Aspirin's Benefits Saves Lives

Jan. 29, 2016 — A new study has found that the University of Minnesota's "Ask About Aspirin" initiative, a statewide public health campaign, is likely a beneficial and cost-effective way to reduce the ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — The onset of cardiac failure after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a serious problem throughout the world. Researchers have now clarified that the cell adhesion inhibition of periostin1 damages ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The supplement aged garlic extract can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the accumulation of certain types of plaque in the arteries, a new study ... read more

Blacks Are at Higher Risk for First Stroke, New Data Show

Jan. 20, 2016 — Blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites, new data show. By age 85, there is no difference in stroke risk for the two races. Also, race did not appear to ... read more

Stroke Patients Should Be Screened for Silent Heart Disease to Prevent Thousands of Deaths, Experts Urge

Jan. 19, 2016 — More than a third of stroke patients with no known history of heart disease have significant tightening of the arteries around their heart (coronary artery disease) and three percent will go on to ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — The purinergic P2Y6 receptor (P2Y6R) promoted angiotensin II-induced hypertension in mice, new research indicates. Furthermore, heterodimerization of angiotensin type 1 receptor with P2Y6R along with ... read more

Study May Explain Why Stroke Risk in Women Changes After Menopause

Jan. 19, 2016 — Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study reports that a compound produced from estrogen called ... read more

Plasma Marker of Vascular Disease Confirmed in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Jan. 16, 2016 — Patients with higher levels of pre-kallikrein in their blood were shown to have thicker layers of intima-media in the vasculature of their carotids, report ... read more

Key Pathway Involved in Blood Vessel Occlusion Discovered

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding blood vessel occlusion by discovering a novel pathway involved in this ... read more

New Tool May Help Predict Patients' Motor Function Recovery After Stroke

Jan. 14, 2016 — Graph theoretical analysis is proving to be helpful in understanding complex networks in the brain. Investigators used a graph theoretical approach in examining the changes in the configuration of ... read more

Taking Statins Before Heart Surgery Can Help Reduce Post-Surgical Complications

Jan. 12, 2016 — Using statins before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery can help reduce cardiac complications, such as atrial fibrillation, following surgery and also can reduce the risk of ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up on the inner walls of arteries that deliver blood to the body. Studying mice and tissue samples from the arteries of patients, researchers now suggest this ... read more

Brain's Immune Cells Key to Maintaining Blood-Brain Barrier

Jan. 11, 2016 — New research shows that the cells responsible for protecting the brain from infection and inflammation are also responsible for repairing the system of defenses that separates the brain from the rest ... read more

Survey Finds 73 Percent Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

Jan. 11, 2016 — People under the age of 45 were asked what they would do in the first three hours of experiencing symptoms of a stroke. A staggering 73 percent said they would put off going to the hospital and would ... read more

New Coronary Congenital Disease Classification Aids Identification of Secondary Defects

Jan. 11, 2016 — A new classification of coronary congenital diseases is set to help surgeons identify secondary defects in the operating theater. Clinical cardiologists will also know what to look for on ... read more

'Window of Recovery' Can Reopen After Stroke

Jan. 7, 2016 — Using mice whose front paws were still partly disabled after an initial induced stroke, researchers report that inducing a second stroke nearby in their brains let them 'rehab' the animals ... read more

Possible Strategy Against Stroke Discovered

Jan. 7, 2016 — Scientists have identified the oxygen sensor PHD1 as a potential target for the treatment of brain infarction (ischemic stroke). Despite (minor) improvements in stroke treatment, stroke remains the ... read more

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