Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
...ate an image of the brain, can determine whether a stroke
has occurred and identifies the type of stroke: is...5 days, the physicians were retested. Hemorrhagic stroke
was correctly identified by physicians 68 percent of the time prior to teaching, 100 percent of the ...
Childhood stroke deaths drop, but still higher among blacks
...e declined sharply, but black children have higher stroke
death rates than other youngsters, according to re...rican Heart Association. Recent declines in adult stroke
deaths have been attributed to more people controlling well-known risk factors such as hypertension ...
Researchers question conventional wisdom on 'mini-strokes'
...ow to the brain. The symptoms are the same as for stroke
but are temporary. Most of them last less than fi...TIA patients died, as did 2.3 percent of the minor stroke
patients. After five years the survival rates were virtually the same for both conditions 57.9 per...
Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke
...MIT-Manus is challenging conventional wisdom about stroke
rehabilitation, according to a preliminary study p...l or occupational therapist would. In this study, stroke
survivors with reduced use of one arm performed robot-directed movement exercises and regained some ...
Abrupt changes in body position can trigger stroke
...her unexpected events occurred within two hours of stroke
onset in more than one-fifth of the stroke
patients we studied, says Silvia Koton, M.Occ.H., R.N., of the department of epidemiology and preven...
Stanford researchers warm to cooling heart attack patients
...d researchers used another cooling device to treat stroke
patients. Researchers led by Gary Steinberg, MD, P...hat cooling the brain was successful at preventing stroke
damage even when done as much as two hours after the beginning of a stroke....
Can poor growth explain link between marital status and health?
...versity compared death rates for heart disease and stroke
of never married and ever married people before an... marry and that death rates from heart disease and stroke
were higher in unmarried men than in married men. However, they suggest that differences associated...
Habitually sleeping more than 8 hours, need for daytime nap signal increased risk of death from stroke
... hours a night have a greater chance of dying from stroke
than those with more standard sleep habits, a study by stroke
researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown. And while the relationship between unusual slee...
New book aims to keep elderly drivers on the road
...es with prisms (compensating for field loss due to stroke
or other brain injury). Dr. Peli also provides tips on using anti-glare devices and electronic navigation systems. "Bioptic telescopes have probably been the most important advances in terms of the visually impaired," Dr. Peli says. He advises peop...
UT Southwestern researchers identify mechanisms by which cocaine elevates blood pressure
...sure elevation and related complications including stroke
and acute myocardial infarction. The underlying mechanism of the blood-pressure-raising effect of cocaine use in humans has not been well studied, said Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin, senior author of the study and assistant professor of internal medicine....
Clot-busting drugs linked to increased mortality in elderly
...ve contraindications, their risks for bleeding and stroke
are markedly increased, and they tend to experience longer delays between symptom onset and hospitalization that substantially reduce the drugs effect on survival. Thirty-eight percent of the patients in the study who got thrombolytic therapy had con...
As heart patients flock to alternative medicine, hazards may lurk
...t clotting, and reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke
or other problems. But dietary supplements like gingko biloba, ginseng, garlic, vitamin E, fish oil or coenzyme Q10 can also cause blood-thinning (anticoagulant) effects, and doses arent carefully studied and controlled like those for medicines. The ...
Losartan could offer new cardiovascular benefit beyond blood-pressure control
...ardiovascular death by 11%, and fatal or non-fatal stroke
by 25%. The risk of fatal and non-fatal heart attack was marginally reduced (by 7%) in patients given atenolol. In a second study also published in this weeks issue of THE LANCET, Lars Hjalmar Lindholm from Umea University, Sweden, and the LIFE inves...
Prolonged use of ramipril prevents stroke
Patients who are at high risk of stroke
should be treated with the drug ramipril, irrespec...9,000 patients aged 55 or over and at high risk of stroke
received either ramipril or placebo. Patients were seen after six months and then every six months f...
Estrogen's role in preventing female cardiac disease
...ausal women for a variety of conditions, including stroke
and heart disease, osteoporosis and hot flashes, although recent epidemiological studies have questioned the hormone's effectiveness in averting some problems, including stroke. Tamoxifen sometimes is prescribed to block estrogen production in women...
Aspirin resistance increases risk of death
...amipril, and vitamin E to prevent heart attacks or stroke
in patients with heart disease. The current study...llow-up, 488 of these patients had a heart attack, stroke
or fatal event. Another 488 aspirin-therapy patients who were age and gender matched and did not ha...
UF study shows strength training improves aerobic power in seniors
...art are the No. 1 killer in the United States, and stroke
is the No. 3 killer, according to the American Heart Association. A surprising result of the UF study of 62 men and women between the ages of 60 and 83 was that the intensity of exercise had little effect on the rate of aerobic capacity improvement. ...
Elderly patients have a high risk of stroke within six months of a heart attack
...ave a one in 25 chance of being hospitalized for a stroke
within six months of discharge from the hospital, ...t is believed to be the most accurate estimates of stroke
after heart attack among elderly patients. This is because it includes the largest and most geograph...
Spiral scan sees stroke blockage more clearly
...gency rooms typically do a physical examination of stroke
patients, including a standard CT scan of the head...standard CT scan can quickly determine whether the stroke
is ischemic or hemorrhagic. However, high-speed helical CT scans (sometimes called spiral CT), whi...
Tiny device blocks 'useless' part of heart, prevents blood clots
...c fever. All of the patients were at high risk of stroke
because they could not take warfarin for long periods. Participants ranged in age from 59 to 78. Using an ultrasound technique called transesophageal echocardiography to guide them, the researchers threaded a catheter containing the PLAATO device t...
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