American Heart Association

Sound therapy may reduce blood pressure, migraines


ORLANDO, Florida — A noninvasive neurotechnology that uses sound to balance right- and left-side brain frequencies lowered blood pressure, improved heart rate variability and reduced symptoms of migraine headaches, in two small studies presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific […]

Worsening migraines with hormone replacement linked to stroke risk


Women experiencing worsening migraines while taking hormone replacement may face an increased risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers found that women who currently used hormone replacement and reported more severe migraines were 30 percent more […]

Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury

Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury, according to research published Thursday in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

In the study, people with a history of migraine headaches had double the odds of ischemic silent brain infarction compared to people who said they didn’t have […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Busy mother couldn’t believe she was having a stroke, urges women to monitor health

One cold February morning, the daily dash was on in Heather Hourin’s household.

Heather’s two young children, 3-year-old Drew and 14- month-old Ella, were eating breakfast. Her husband Mike was heading home from the gym. Heather, an accountant, was sending an email on her Blackberry about an approaching snowstorm that […]