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Eye stroke patients often don’t get proper care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Most patients who suffer a stroke in the eye don’t get a follow-up evaluation that could help prevent them from later having a traditional – and potentially far more debilitating – stroke in the brain, according to a new study.

An eye stroke, or retinal infarction, […]

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Eye stroke patients often don’t get proper care

Strokes more severe in Asian-Americans than whites

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Asian-Americans were more likely to experience a severe ischemic stroke and to have a worse outcome compared with white patients, according to preliminary research presented Thursday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or mass clogs a blood […]

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Strokes more severe in Asian-Americans than whites

Simple test could help paramedics recognize dangerous back-of-the-brain strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A finger-to-nose test could help emergency medical workers better recognize a kind of stroke that affects the back of the brain, according to preliminary research released Thursday.

Training paramedics in this simple assessment during a small pilot project in southwestern Michigan nearly doubled the number of […]

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Simple test could help paramedics recognize dangerous back-of-the-brain strokes

Rare type of stroke becoming more common in pregnant women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The proportion of pregnant women who experience a rare type of stroke has increased, researchers reported Wednesday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

Overall, the risk of having a stroke during pregnancy is small, with about 34 strokes occurring for every 100,000 deliveries.

Spontaneous subarachnoid […]

January 24th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Rare type of stroke becoming more common in pregnant women

For HIV patients at risk for heart disease and stroke, good preventive care may be hard to come by

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Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years […]

For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After her third child was born, Golda Black complained to her doctors about a persistent cough while lying down, along with fatigue, dizziness and chest pains.

As she looked for possible explanations online, heart failure kept appearing in her results.

“My husband thought I was being ridiculous […]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Obesity and physical inactivity aren’t just health issues for our country. They’re a threat to national security.

That’s the contention of a new study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and potentially, a way to focus more attention on the need to improve […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

Stroke patients at higher risk for suicide attempts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Strokes can be disabling, leaving survivors to confront many challenges during their recovery. Now, a new Asian study shows survivors are at higher risk for attempting suicide, especially if they are younger, less affluent and have a physically demanding job.

Researchers analyzed data from more than […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stroke patients at higher risk for suicide attempts

Where you live may impact heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People living in deprived neighborhoods have a higher risk of heart failure regardless of their socioeconomic status, according to a new study.

Past research has linked heart failure with a person’s individual socioeconomic status, a general term which includes income, education and occupation. But the new […]

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, multicultural, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Where you live may impact heart failure risk