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May 3, 2016

New App Improves Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding. Now, a new blood test based tool enabling better ... read more

Elevated Troponin Linked to Mental Stress Ischemia in Heart Disease Patients

Apr. 3, 2016 — People with heart disease who experience mental stress induced-ischemia tend to have higher levels of troponin -- a protein whose presence in the blood that is a sign of recent damage to the heart ... read more

More Dietary Calcium May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 3, 2016 — In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research ... read more

Improving Depression Symptoms Can Reduce Risk of Major Cardiovascular Problems, New Study Finds

Apr. 3, 2016 — A new study found that effectively treating depression can reduce a patient's chance of having a stroke, heart failure, a heart attack or ... read more

Right Brain May Help Predict Recovery of Language After Stroke

Mar. 30, 2016 — The brain is divided into two hemispheres, the right and the left. The left side is dominant in language and speech-motor functions in most people, so when it is damaged by stroke, it can lead to ... read more

Vascular Brain Injury Evident in People in Their 40s

Mar. 28, 2016 — For the first time, a large study has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to new research. This finding can help mitigate stroke -- which is the second leading ... read more

Signs of Stress in the Brain May Signal Future Heart Trouble

Mar. 24, 2016 — New research shows that individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the brain also have more evidence of inflammation in their arteries and were at higher risk for ... read more

Depression After Heart Disease Diagnosis Tied to Heart Attack, Death

Mar. 23, 2016 — New research shows patients with a history of chest discomfort due to coronary artery disease -- a build up of plaque in the heart's arteries -- who are subsequently diagnosed with depression ... read more

PTSD May Affect Blood Vessel Health in Veterans

Mar. 23, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans. Traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, ... read more

New Research Gathers More Evidence for Innovative Stroke Treatment

Mar. 18, 2016 — New research has provided more evidence that an innovative treatment strategy may help prevent brain swelling and death in stroke patients. Researchers have found that Cirara, an investigational ... read more

Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Support Stroke Recovery

Mar. 16, 2016 — Medical researchers have studied the use of transcranial direct current stimulation to support rehabilitation training for stroke patients and found that those who had tCDS had better ... read more

Many AFib Patients at Highest Risk of Stroke Not Receiving Recommended Oral Anticoagulant Therapy

Mar. 16, 2016 — The extent to which prescription of an oral anticoagulant in US cardiology practices increases as the number of stroke risk factors increases for patients with atrial fibrillation has been the focus ... read more

New Research Highlights Need to Give Greater Consideration to Sleep in Stroke Care

Mar. 15, 2016 — Researchers identify sleep as a problem in patients with stroke, and highlight the need to give greater consideration to sleep in stroke care, and in particular stroke ... read more

Obesity Is Risk Factor for Rare Type of Stroke in Women Using Oral Contraceptives

Mar. 14, 2016 — Obese women who used oral contraceptives appeared to have increased risk for a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) compared with women of normal weight who did not use ... read more

New Imaging Technique May Give Physicians Clearer Picture of Stroke Damage

Mar. 14, 2016 — Ischemic strokes account for nearly 90 percent of all strokes. They occur when a blocked artery prevents blood from getting to the brain and usually result in long-term disability or death. Now, a ... read more

Insufficient Knowledge of Stroke Patient's Last Hours of Life

Mar. 11, 2016 — Caregivers are displaying insufficient knowledge of how things are for stroke patients the week before they die – for example, staff have difficulties stating whether the patients had someone with ... read more

Gut Microbes Influence Platelet Function, Risk of Thrombosis, Study Shows

Mar. 10, 2016 — Gut microbes alter platelet function and risk of blood clot-related illnesses like heart attack and stroke, researchers have demonstrated -- for the first time -- through a combination of both ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — Changes in one circuit of nerves, but not another, in the spinal cord depend on how quickly muscles must move to complete a task, according to results of a new study. The results could influence ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — After suffering a stroke, about three-fourths of patients exhibit some disability. The extent of a patient's symptoms depends on the degree and location of brain tissue damage following the ... read more

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