University of Alabama researchers have compared two types of procedures to prevent stroke.
We live in a world where obesity, hypertension and diabetes are on the increase. These are also some of the blame for the increase of strokes with younger people between the ages of 20-45.
Last Friday, while offloading his vessel, the Cornelia Marie, in St. Paul Island, Alaska, Capt. Phil Harris was found unconcious in his state room after suffering a stroke.
The Golden Girls’ Rue McClanahan recently suffered a stroke after having heart bypass surgery in November.
Results of a new study show that post menopausal women who take antidepressants may be at increased risk for stroke and death.
A new study published in the December issue of Neurology reports on the strong influence of birthplace on stroke risk.
Even though the incidence of atrial fibrillation is higher in men than women, a review of past studies and medical literature completed by cardiac experts at Rush University Medical Center shows th
Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard in the diagnosis of stroke, a team of researchers have found that a simple, inexpensive one-minute eye examination was better at diagn
Imaging studies along with diagnostic codes on medical charts show that the rate of strokes in infants and children is two to four times higher than commonly thought, researchers report in Stroke:
Two studies published online in the August 29 edition of The Lancet Neurology confirm that carotid endarterectomy surgery is more effective than balloon angioplasty in preventing strokes caused by
Feelings of hopelessness appear to be associated with increased thickening of neck arteries in healthy, middle-aged women, while apathy among stroke survivors appears common and may impede recovery
The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the “Connecticut Comprehensive Plan for Stroke Prevention and Care 2009-2013,” a statewide plan to create a coordinated system of stroke care a
Psychosocial therapy combined with medication can effectively improve depression and recovery in stroke patients, according to a new study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Associat
Stroke survivors have about twice the risk of breaking a hip or femur compared to those without stroke — and the risk is even greater for younger patients, women and those with recent strokes, Dutc
A nurse-led behavioral intervention can reduce the incidence of depression in stroke survivors, according to the results of a study published in the recent issue of the journal Stroke.
Vision loss or partial blindness frequently occurs among people who suffer stroke. Until recently, most experts believed patients could not recover from it. Practicing computer visual exercises may change that.
It may be possible to improve impaired attention after stroke — which could aid recovery — according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Impaired attention is the most prominent stroke-related neuropsychological change and is reported in at least 46 percent and as many as 92 percent of stroke survivors, said Suzanne L. Barker-Collo, Ph.D., a senior lecturer and neuropsychologist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Impaired attention can reduce cognitive productivity and the ability to focus on tasks. It’s key to re-learning motor skills.
Heavy drinking, being 45 to 49 years old, type 1 diabetes or having a preceding infection are associated with more than twice the risk of death in stroke patients 15 to 49 years old, according to a Finnish study.
Furthermore, heart failure was associated with seven times the risk of death and active cancer malignancy with 16 times the risk of death in stroke patients.