American Heart Association

Stroke survivor confronts fear it could happen again

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nicole Enteado woke up on Nov. 29, 2014, thinking about a fun day of holiday shopping she had planned. But after about a half hour of lounging around, a strange sensation suddenly came over her.

“It was almost like feeling drunk,” she said, adding that she […]

Stroke patients’ outcomes better in hospitals using guidelines-based program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke patients treated at hospitals participating in a guidelines-based program are more likely to be discharged home and less likely to die within 30 days and one year, according to a new study.

The study, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, showed that patients who […]

From husband and wife to patient and caregiver

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Hutton was a high school junior when she fell in love with her husband, David.

“It was love at first sight,” Kathy said. “He was the cutest thing I’d ever seen.”

Two years later, they were married and soon had son Graham and daughter Chelsea. David […]

Strained spouse caregivers at higher stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Caregivers who feel they are straining under the burden of caring for a spouse with a chronic illness or disability are, themselves, at higher risk of stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers analyzed a study of […]

Violence victims more likely to have blood vessel disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mexican women who experienced physical violence as adults were more likely to have clogged neck arteries, increasing the risk for stroke, researchers reported Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Violence against women is a global problem, with a third of women worldwide […]

New Bugher Foundation research award will fund innovative investigators

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – The Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation, one of the nation’s leading funders of stroke research, announced Wednesday the creation of an award honoring a longtime trustee that will fund innovative investigators.

The inaugural prize went to James Weyhenmeyer, the vice president […]

Searching for answers about cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES _ Most doctors are uncertain about approaches to finding the cause of mysterious and life-threatening events called “cryptogenic strokes,” and about half of healthcare providers say they don’t know enough about them, according to a report released Wednesday.

A stroke is usually caused by […]

Endovascular treatment may preserve mental capacity after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In addition to improving survival and reducing disability, mechanically removing the clot causing an ischemic stroke leads to better cognitive functioning, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Ninety days after an ischemic stroke in 206 people who previously had […]

Quick, expert care saved him from death or disability from cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS NEWS

When his wife’s snoring woke him one night in July 2014, Kurt Hinrichs did what he’d done countless other times: reach for his glasses and move to the couch in the living room.

But instead of standing, he collapsed to the floor and was unable to […]

Mother of two endures debilitating stroke, but doesn’t let it sideline her

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lisa Satchfield suffered migraines about once a month, and an especially intense one lasted two days. Then she became nauseous and suspected it was food poisoning.

In the shower, her left side went limp for a moment. “I thought, ‘That’s weird.’ I thought I’d pinched a […]