American Heart Association
Stroke survivors should consider a regular stroll around their neighborhood instead of routine trips to a masseuse.
A new study shows that stroke survivors who walked three times a week were better off than those who got therapeutic massages. The walkers reported a better quality of life related to their […]
It’s the terrifying math of stroke treatment: For every 30-minute delay, chances of good recovery go down 10 percent.
Here’s how the 30-10 Formula works. New research shows that a half-hour delay in removing a blood clot that’s causing a stroke equates to the 10 percent drop in likelihood of […]
About half of U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries have significant complications — including constricted blood vessels and increased blood pressure in the brain.
Traumatic brain injury is a “hallmark” of recent military conflicts, affecting nearly one-third of wounded soldiers, researchers say.
Using ultrasound records from soldiers who had a traumatic […]
A new version of the diabetes drug glyburide may help prevent deadly brain swelling in patients with a devastating stroke.
During a stroke, fluid can build up in the brain when a clot blocks one of the large arteries of the brain. The fluid causes extreme swelling and brain tissue […]
A new stent — covered with a thin, porous layer of polyurethane — repaired aneurysms in an animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.
A brain aneurysm is a weakness in the wall of a brain vessel that balloons out and is at risk of rupturing […]
Eating flaxseed may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
In a study, people who added 30 grams of milled flaxseed to their diet every day for six months saw their systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) drop an average 15 mm Hg and […]
A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual.
The team adopted the manufacturer’s assembly line approach, removing unnecessary or inefficient steps and adjusting others in the hospital’s stroke treatment process.
After streamlining care, 78 […]
I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties– I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s past-time begin as the 2012 MLB post season kicks off today!
I come from a family of baseball fanatics. The kind that […]
Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says.
Continued high blood pressure increases their risk of another stroke.
The study examined racial and ethnic differences in these strokes, called intracranial hemorrhage or […]
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