Tag: "stroke" at medical news
New U-M Analysis Of Brain At Work
...ive functions that we're studying." In accident or stroke
victims with damage to specific regions of the frontallobes, a more precise understanding of how various regions of the frontal cortexare involved in specific mental activities should allow health careprofessionals to devise more effective compensato...
Wake Up To Stroke -- Night Strokes Linked To Long Delays In Care
ORLANDO, Fla. March 25 -- A person who has a stroke
during the night waits fourto seven hours longer t...presented the study, says,"The type of treatment a stroke
patient receives is partially determined by thelength of time since the stroke
began. When a stroke...
Low Educational Level Increases Risk For Congestive Heart Failure
...are, in general, the same ones for heartattack and stroke
-- high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity andphysical inactivity. But one important addition that we found in this study isthe amount of education." He and researchers at Tulane conducted a study to determine conditions thatmight contribute...
Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E
... Reducing the risk of developing heart disease and stroke
is not the only reasonto eat a vitamin-E-rich diet, says Mosca. This nutrient also has been linked toa reduced risk of developing certain cancers, skin disorders, cataracts andmuscular degeneration. Studies also show that getting plenty of vitamin ...
Emory Receives $14 Million Federal Grant To Coordinate 50-Site Brain Attack Prevention Trial
... Doctors don't know how best to prevent stroke
caused by clogged arteriesin the brain -- a condit...ce a stroke,and of these, some 40,000 will sustain stroke
caused by narrowing of theintracranial arteries," says WASID Principal Investigator Marc Chimowitz, ...
Hardening Of The Aorta Increases The Risk Of Stroke
...ipbetween atherosclerosis in the aorta and risk of stroke
and death. We found thatas this important vessel b...n patients with moderate disease, the incidence of stroke
or TIA roseto 5.6 percent, and 31 percent died during follow-up. Those with severeatherosclerosis su...
Strokes Are More Common In The Black Population
The incidence rate of stroke
is twice as high in black people than in whitepeop...f 234,533 people in south London, the incidence of stroke
in theblack population (who accounted for 21 per cent of the total population) wasboth higher and oc...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...ck Americansstill face a 38 percent higher risk of stroke
than U.S. whites do, a large newstudy indicates. N...k men face a two-and-a-halftimes greater chance of stroke
than white men do. Black women's stroke
ratefalls about half way between black men and white men, an...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
...s of cardiovasculardisease including heart attack, stroke
and peripheral vascular disease.Atherosclerosis can also contribute to other serious health conditions such ashypertension and chronic kidney failure. The American Heart Associationcurrently lists cardiovascular disease as a the number one cause of d...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs
...he findingsshow the "healing" that happens after a stroke
occurs at a high level oforganization, demonstrati...l as developing itsown specializations. But if a stroke
or some other neurological damage disables one of the networkcomponents on the dominant side, the co...
Statement from Claude Lenfant, M.D., NHLBI Director, on Trends in Hypertension
...ote that themajority of coronary heart disease and stroke
occurs at lower stages ofhypertension. And, althou... heart attack, and heart failure. Heartdisease and stroke
are the first and third leading causes of death,respectively, in the U.S. Hypertension is defined as...
Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates
...ey. They also face higher risks of heart disease, stroke
and jointproblems such as arthritis. One strength of the new work was that unlike much earlier research on adolescentweight concerns, the UNC-CH investigation included black as well as whiteteen-agers, Halpern said. Another strength was that it inc...
UK Researchers Receive $1.14 Million NIH Grant To Study A Molecule That May Have A Role In Diseases Involving Oxidative Cell Death
...ll responses todamage that occurs in heart attack, stroke
and neurodegenerative diseases andpossibly in the development of cancer." When the DNA in a cell is damaged, a complex set of cellular signalingpathways begins. These pathways can lead to repair of the damage, programmedcell death (apoptosis...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
...ave been to prescribe blood thinners and hope the stroke
wouldn't happen. But new technology meant doctors at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center could open Swestyn's vessel without major surgery. "Now, I don't have to wake up every morning wondering if this is going to be the day," said the ...
Biochemical Marker Targets Brain Injury Leading To Movement Problems After Stroke
...halt or slow the progressionof such cell damage in stroke
patients. To locate this brain region, the scienti... minimizingthe extent of permanent disabilities in stroke
patients. If administeredpromptly, these agents could protect brain cells from irreversible injury ...
Balloon Procedure In The Brain? Longest Follow-Up To Date Shows Good Results
...n angioplasty may prove as effective in preventing stroke
as it has inpreventing heart attacks because the p...by atherosclerosis. Because angioplasty to prevent stroke
is an experimental procedure, relativelyfew people are receiving this therapy. Previous studies hav...
Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke
...ing individuals who are at high riskof suffering a stroke
following cardiac bypass surgery. If carotid arteryobstruction is found, treatments such as endarterectomy as well asanticoagulants or blood-thinning drugs, can be given to reduce the risk of astroke following the heart surgery, adds Kallikazoros. ...
Family Support A Factor In Cardiovascular Responses To Stress
...tion. "When it comes to reducing heart disease and stroke
risks, people often tend tolook toward diet and exercise, the more physical risk factors," Light says. "Wecertainly think they may benefit if they also look toward the psychologicalfactors in their family life."...
'La Opinion' series on heart disease by Cedars-Sinai internist wins media award from AHA Western States Affiliate
...mmunities about issues related toheart disease and stroke
through the media. "Coronary disease is the nation's number one killer for women as well as men,though women tend to be concerned primarily with breast cancer," explained Dr.Lifshitz who, in addition to running a busy practice, writes and reports for...
Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report
...cularly significant in light of the staggeringtoll stroke
can take on those who survive it," says third auth...f of neurology at Grady Memorial Hospital. "Since stroke
isthe leading cause of adult disability in the United States, any means to reduceits disabling effec...
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