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Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can all lead to heart disease and stroke. But most American women don’t know if they’re at risk, a new poll finds.

Six in 10 women are unaware of their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels or body mass index, according to […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cancer patients having a stroke are one-third less likely than stroke patients without cancer to get a gold-standard drug to help dissolve the clot, researchers reported Friday.

Strokes in cancer patients can be caused by traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure. But cancer, which […]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug

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

Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sean Summers was sitting on the couch with his dad, Terry Summers, last August as Terry nursed a bad headache. The two had just returned from an arduous drive back to Kansas City, Missouri, from California and were watching TV. Terry tried to ask Sean […]

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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 […]

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

Heart disease and stroke deaths decline slightly, new statistics find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined slightly, yet both diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the United States, new federal statistics show.

A report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heart disease remains the leading cause […]