American Heart Association

More strokes among younger people worry experts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When the crushing headache and other sudden problems first hit Brooke Bergfeld, she assumed they were childbirth-related. The pain came on just a week after her new son was born, after all.

Fortunately for Bergfeld, her mother knew better. She quickly called 911 after recognizing the […]

Headaches far more common in kids than adults who have stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Children are far more likely than adults to get headaches when having a stroke, a new study suggests.

The findings, presented Wednesday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017, showed that 6 percent of children under age 3 and 46 percent of […]

Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health.

Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop healthy habits that will carry throughout their lives.

“Most kids are born with ideal cardiovascular health and it’s an amazing asset if […]

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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 […]

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Simple Science @Heart: Worst headache of your life could be a stroke — get to the ER!

A sudden, severe headache — so powerful it’s like a thunderclap inside your head — is a classic symptom of a less common type of stroke.

Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a bleeding stroke. Survivors often describe the “thunderclap headache” as “the worst headache of my life.” It occurs most […]

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