Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...rom the Chicago heat wave of 1995. "Although heat stroke
is amenable to medical treatment, control can be best achieved by applying the principles of public health," say authors Arthur Kellermann, M.D., and Knox Todd, M.D. "Sentinel surveillance, public education, outreach to vulnerable individuals, and e...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...sign of advanced atherosclerosis, a major cause of stroke
-- in 5 percent of the dental X-rays of more than ... know it." Of the 550,000 people who suffer a stroke
annually, most have no symptoms, Carter noted. "If there is anything we can do to protect these peop...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...es after heart disease and cancer. When not fatal, stroke
can leavebrain functions impaired. About 500,000 p...suffer strokes each year. A major cause of stroke
is arteriosclerosis, or hardening, of thecarotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. As we age,...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
NR 97-4834 DALLAS - Heart attack, stroke
and other cardiovascular diseases couldcost the na...l toll in lives also continues to rise, with final stroke
andheart disease deaths up nearly 11,000 from 1994 to 1995, the most recent yearfor which such total...
Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke
...tingfemales, support bloodflow to the brain during stroke
and limit brain tissue damage. "What we have ...ion that premenopausal women are at lower risk for stroke
damage thanmen of the sameage," says Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., senior author of the study and an asso...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
... three who had not. Most of the individuals with stroke
had highblood pressure. "Physicians must first make sure that before prescribing thecombination, patients must have their high blood pressure controlled," saysFuster. Researchers say treating 1,000 men with the drugs would avoid five heart attacksa ...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...ised for individuals who have had a heartattack or stroke
or are at high risk due to family history. Prior...sidered asmall dose by European standards. Twenty stroke
survivors were also included inthe study. They received 300 mg of asprin per day. A control group...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...tients suffering from an equally deadly problem -- stroke
-- is only anemerging phenomenon. It is al...berts, who in1995 called for the creation of acute stroke
teams (AST) in a paper in theAnnals of Internal Medicine. ASTs are staffed by specially tra...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...Feb. 6 -- The number of Americans afflicted with a stroke
eachyear is estimated to be about 500,000 -- but t... statistics which stated that 500,000people have a stroke
each year. According to the American Heart Association,600,000 people have a stroke
each year. Thi...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
...erapies. Researchers say theformation of an acute stroke
team (AST), comprised of stroke-savvy healthprofessionals, can streamline stroke
care in major medical centers. The National Acute Stroke Team Group, based in Belle Mead, N...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...(Pravachol) can significantly reduce the risk of a stroke
orministroke in people who have previously suffere...cholesterol in people who've had a heart attack or stroke
becausecholesterol reduction should reduce the amount of atherosclerosis in thecoronary arteries and...
Oregon Health Sciences University Researcher Presents Results Of Clinical Trials Of Possible Stroke-Fighting Drug
...ical and cognitive function--betweenpatients with stroke
who were given citicoline, and those who were given aplacebo. "However, the drug did appear to produce an improvement over placebo ina subset of patients with moderate to severe strokes," said Clark. Patients werefirst given the drug or a placebo wit...
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...he number of peoplesurveyed who could not name any stroke
warning sign. Additionally, there was adramatic increase in stroke
awareness of women after the public awarenesscampaign, but hardly any change in men surveyed. ...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...na and India, facean epidemic of heart disease and stroke
that could devastate their economies,researchers r...ities to care for millions ofnew heart disease and stroke
patients would be beyond the abilities of mostdeveloping nations. Even at current levels, the high ...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...hat acts like aspirin and is widelyused to prevent stroke
as well as blood clot formation following placemen...ong patients who take ticlopidine forprevention of stroke
is that the neurologic symptoms of TTP are similar to thoseof stroke. In the past year, ticl...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...hat most people can't identify even one symptom of stroke
-- thenumber one cause of disability and the third...iscountry. And the people most likely to suffer a stroke
-- those over 75 yearsold -- are the least likely to know the symptoms of stroke
and whether they're...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...beat called atrial fibrillation, and a low-riskfor stroke
who fare well by taking aspirin instead of warfari...ated for an average of 2 years to see ifthey had a stroke
or developed a systemic embolism, a clot causing suddenblockage of arterial blood supply to a limb o...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...cular-weight (LMW) heparinoids,immediately after a stroke
has little effect in producing a good outcome or inpreventing a second stroke
in most patients, according to the results of a largeclinical trial published in the April 22, 1998,...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...90 percent probability thattreating acute ischemic stroke
patients with the clot-busting drug t-PA couldresu...esesavings are based on the fact that t-PA-treated stroke
patients leave thehospital sooner and require less rehabilitation and nursing after discharge thando...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...deaths in the United States each year from cancer, stroke
and cardiovascular disease, according to the American Lung Association. UF physicians, practicing in the newly formed Smoking Cessation Clinic within the Psychiatric Specialty Clinics at Shands hospital at UF, tackle the problem on both fron...
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