Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Penn study identifies patients most at-risk for secondary strokes
... Further, women faced a greater risk of subsequent stroke
than men. Their work, to be published in the Janua...nd provided no benefit over aspirin for preventing stroke
and vascular death.) The Penn study - which has now identified the patient-population that is most a...
St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix offers special test for children with stroke risk
...sing a special ultrasound to identify the risk for stroke
in children who have sickle cell disease. The tran...tifying the narrowness of the artery and assessing stroke
risk. The TCD ultrasound, which is placed at the base of the patient's skull, measures the blood flo...
Can snoring ruin a marriage?
...od leaving the patient vulnerable to hypertension, stroke
and other cardiovascular problems. Obstructive sleep apnea can occur in men and women of any age; however, it is most common in obese, middle-aged men. The most common signs of sleep apnea are loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, and figh...
International Journal of Epidemiology obesity special
...nsequences of inaction, for example heart disease, stroke
and diabetes could cost China $4556 billion in the period 2005-15. Dr Prentice said: "Major new initiatives by governments worldwide are needed to combat the external factors that contribute to the obesity pandemic such as the low cost of highly ...
Gap widens between optimal versus actual cholesterol levels
...aques (deposits) that can clog vessels and cause a stroke
or heart attack. In combination with cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco smoking and/or family history of heart disease, high levels of LDL-C put individuals at increased risk for heart disease. The go...
High blood pressure and kidney disease increase risk for heart disease and stroke in older Americans
...ng other kinds of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke
and heart failure." Calcium-channel blockers were about equal in protecting against all cardiovascular disease, but diuretics were more effective at preventing heart failure. These results held for all participants regardless of kidney function. Rah...
National study finds no effect from reducing total dietary fat
...t reduce the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke
or colon cancer, one of the researchers says people still need to focus on the types of fat they eat. The national diet study of almost 50,000 healthy postmenopausal women was part of the massive Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study. The hypothesis ...
Diuretics reduce risk of death from congestive heart failure
...ping diabetes, the death rate from heart attack or stroke
was significantly reduced....
Costs of 'polypill' could drain global health budgets
...ash the risk of coronary artery disease by 88% and stroke
by 80% in those aged between 55 and 64. To calcula...8 and 62, who were monitored for heart disease and stroke
in two year periods for almost half a century. And they also used data from the Framingham Offsprin...
Few stroke patients get to hospital in time for treatment
ST. PAUL, Minn. Few people who are having a stroke
get to the hospital in time to receive the clot-bu...journal of the American Academy of Neurology. If a stroke
is caused by a blocked blood vessel, the drug recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, called tPA, ...
Stanford researcher says new data confirms they help women avoid hip fractures
... that estrogen increased risks in such diseases as stroke
and blood clots, and when combined with a progestin, also increases breast cancer among postmenopausal women. The second study, showing that a low-fat diet did not reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease among postmenopausal women, was released ...
Spousal illness can trigger partner death
...e likely to be useful in certain diseases, such as stroke
and dementia, and the timing of such interventions might be matched to the riskiest times for caregivers, for example, just after the hospitalization of the spouse." "It seems clear that a person's illness or death can have health consequences for ot...
Spouse's hospitalization increases partner's risk of death, new study shows
... greater with certain diagnoses, such as dementia, stroke
and hip fracture. The study was sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The report, by Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of Harvard Medical School, and Paul D. Allison, Ph.D., of...
Drug-ultrasound combination increases reopening of blocked arteries after stroke
...y ultrasound appears to reopen clogged arteries in stroke
patients better than medication alone, a pilot stu...ot. "After adjustment for differences in baseline stroke
severity, age and time-to-treatment, the likelihood of IMS-II subjects attaining functional independ...
Drug use linked to brain hemmorhage in young adults
... patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) -- a stroke
caused by a blood vessel bursting inside the brain..., MD, lead author of the study and director of the stroke
program at the University of South Florida-Tampa General Hospital. "Marijuana was another frequentl...
Strokes in children need to be recognized quickly
...f members are far more aware of the possibility of stroke
among adult patients than they are among children ...y team found that delays were common in diagnosing stroke
in children, and proposed that improved knowledge and management of stroke
symptoms could lead to im...
Lower doses of clot-busting drug safer for stroke patients
...tudy has shown that patients treated for a type of stroke
caused by bleeding in the brain, or intracerebral ...Ten years ago, the mortality rate for this type of stroke
was at 80 percent. One year ago, it was 50 percent. In this study it was 13 percent." Hanley will pr...
Mayo Clinic noninvasive test for heart disease risk
...2 and 84 -- none with a history of heart attack or stroke
-- for the community-based research between 2002 and 2004. The median age was 60. This research also discovered a significant interaction between aPWV and smoking history; the association between aPWV and the presence and quantity of CAC was stronger...
Loyola study: Telemetry captures stroke patients cardiac problems
...rdiac abnormalities, all patients hospitalized for stroke
should receive continuous cardiac rhythm monitorin...lemetry) for at least the first 24 hours after the stroke
is detected, according to a Loyola University Health System study presented at the American Stroke A...
Stroke patients regain ability to communicate through use of speech generating device
...ffective communication all but impossible for some stroke
survivors. They retain their cognition, but are o...Given the aging of the US population, and improved stroke
survival rates, the aphasic population of the US in the year 2020 is projected to double to two mill...
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