Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Low doses of aspirin help prevent some strokes; high doses may increase risk for others
... 3 -- When it comes to aspirin as a way to prevent stroke
inhealthy individuals, less may be more according ...es of aspirin are linked to areduction in ischemic stroke
risk and that heavy doses may increase the bleedingtype of stroke, especially among older women or t...
Hormone linked to body weight may help regulate blood pressure
...essure greatly increases the risk of heart attack, stroke
andkidney failure. An estimated one in four adult Americans has high bloodpressure. Although the condition often has no symptoms, it is easy to diagnoseand usually controllable. Co-authors include: Nobuyuki Ura, M.D., Ph.D.; Shigeyuki Saitoh, M.D., ...
New study confirms importance of systolic blood pressure
...lic pressureaccurately predicted heart disease and stroke
risk in younger patients. Butthis practice excludes the elderly, who tend to have higher systolic pressuresand lower diastolic pressures - and who have the least-controlled blood pressureof all patients." Systolic pressure measures the force blood e...
New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke
...had double the risk of dying froma heart attack or stroke
death. Women who smoked, had high blood pressure ...ne had nearly 19 times the risk of heart attackand stroke
death compared to non-smokers with normal blood pressure level whowere not gene carriers, says to Ma...
Patient empowerment could improve diabetes care
...to heart disease. (4) Stroke . The risk of stroke
is 24 times higher for people with diabetes in the USA. (4) Kidney failure about 40% of people with type 1 diabetes develop severe kidney disease by the age of 50. The risk is also increased (17-fold) in those with type 2 diabetes. (4) Bl...
'Silent stroke' linked to depression
...ter age 50 should beevaluated for stroke. A silent stroke
occurs when small blood vessels in the brain becom...are not accompanied by theclassic warning signs of stroke
such as severe headaches, dizziness or loss ofmotor skills. Individuals often don't realize they've...
Gene responsible for cerebral venous abnormalities found
...n of the vascular lesions can be fatal. A massive stroke
is oftenthe first and only symptom ever exhibited by those so afflicted. The CCM Consortium reported the findings Thursday and the study resultswill be published in the November issue of Human Molecular Genetics. Theconsortium is comprised o...
Telemedicine can be used for accurate diagnosis of stroke symptoms
When a stroke
cuts off the blood supply to the delicate tissues ... used to shorten the time required for an accurate stroke
diagnosis,especially for patients in locations distant from major medical centers. "There are two m...
New approach to imaging separates thought from perception
... the left. This finding may be relevant to stroke
patients who have damage to theright ventral parietal region. Such patients often are unable to attend toobjects in the left side of the visual field. The Washington Universityexperiments support previous suggestions that the right ventral parietal r...
American Heart Association updates 'mini stroke' guidelines
...IA is about 10 times more likely to suffer a major stroke
than someone who has not. The significant medica...ations offers physicians more options for treating stroke
and TIA patients," says Gregory W. Albers, M.D., director of the Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford Un...
Blood marker can signal trouble for individuals with heart disease
...le the risk of heart attack and double the risk of stroke
compared to men with lower CRP levels. In women, studies have shown that elevated levels of CRP may increase the risk of a heart attack by as much as seven times. Oscar O. Bazzino, M.D., chief of cardiology at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires...
New sterol spread can reduce bad cholesterol
...l esters could reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
for millions of people, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Sterol esters are similar to cholesterol, which is found in meat and dairy products. But sterols are derived from plant oils. The s...
Novel neurotransmitter overturns laws of biology, offers potential for stroke treatment
... this...could put researchers on the royal road to stroke
treatment." Johns Hopkins scientists have ident...g target "could put researchers on a royal road to stroke
treatment." The neurotransmitter is an amino acid called D-serine. It's odd, Snyder says, because...
Heart disease begins at a young age
...Association recommendations that heart disease and stroke
prevention should begin early in childhood -- before smoking, bad dietary habits, and other causes of heart disease and stroke, such as high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity or diabetes, become established, says the senior author of the s...
Seattle researchers uncover structure of blood-clotting protein involved in most common form of hemophilia
...er blood-thinning medications for those at risk of stroke
and heart attack SEATTLE - For the first time, r...s and improved anticoagulants for those at risk of stroke
and heart attack. The discovery, a collaborative effort between researchers at the Fred Hutchinson ...
Oregon Health Sciences University researchers study benefits of treatments offered within hours of a
...iences Universityhave always known that battling a stroke
is a race against time. Now, two independent studi...aring the blockage. The drug has proved to improve stroke
recovery if it isadministered within three hours of a stroke. However, it was not known if t-PA als...
Secret agent's secret revealed - shaken martinis have superior antioxidant properties to those that are stirred
...uce the risks of developing cardiovasculardisease, stroke
and cataracts say Trevithick et al and they suggest that this may be due to theantioxidant actions of their alcohol and other natural antioxidant ingredients. As James Bond is notafflicted by cataracts or cardiovascular disease, the team set out to ...
People from large families may have greater risk of Alzheimer's
...ked to many adult diseases, such as heart disease, stroke
and diabetes," said study author Victoria Moceri, PhD, of the University of Washington. "We wanted to test whether Alzheimer's may also have a link to the early-life environment." The areas of the brain that show the earliest signs of Alzheimer...
Estrogen shows potential as stroke treatment, UF animal studies show
...-A high dose of estrogen administered soon after a stroke
can prevent a substantial amount of brain damage i...gen replacement therapy are more likely to survive stroke
than those who do not. Simpkins, who has been studying estrogen for 25 years, noted that in previo...
Health risks from impaired drug metabolism
...of drugs that are widely used--warfarin for use in stroke
prevention and following heart valve replacement to prevent complications from blood clots, tolbutamide to lower blood sugar in diabetics, and phenytoin as an anti-seizure agent in people with epilepsy. By determining the prevalence of genetic variat...
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