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Mental health disorders leading to hospital visit may increase stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — People hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health disorders may have an increased risk for stroke, new data suggest.

Researchers, who presented their findings Thursday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, said psychiatric […]

Do Africans and African-Americans share stroke risks?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Neurologists from the United States and Africa are meeting Thursday to explore the differences and similarities in stroke among Africans and African-Americans.

“We need to learn more about what is happening in native African populations and begin to compare and contrast the findings with populations […]

Advances in stroke care available to few, global experts say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Global stroke experts will gather on Thursday to talk about access to the latest technologies and treatments for strokes. The problem, experts say, is that access in different parts of the world is limited and inconsistent.

“Advances in stroke treatment and prevention are often […]

Head position after stroke: Up or down?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Keeping the head elevated is the favored head position for acute stroke patients, but some studies have indicated that lying flat may improve recovery.

A new, international study suggests it may not matter.

Researchers found no major benefit with sitting up or lying flat in […]

Study: Targeting insulin resistance reduces stroke, heart attack risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES — Enthusiasm is again surrounding a once best-selling diabetes drug that flamed out over the past decade – but this time it’s being looked at for helping certain stroke survivors, not diabetes patients.

Researchers for the first time have found that using pioglitazone, formerly […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study: Targeting insulin resistance reduces stroke, heart attack risk

Alternative test better at finding potentially dangerous holes in the heart

SAN DIEGO — An alternative test for measuring blood flow to the brain detected a potentially dangerous hole within the heart of some patients with an unexplained stroke better than a standard test, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

In addition, the […]

UCLA, UC-Denver, Miami to collaborate on new ASA-Bugher Stroke Centers

Three respected universities have been chosen to lead the next chapter of the groundbreaking collaborative research program designed to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat stroke – the second-leading cause of death in the world.

The University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Colorado at Denver […]

Weather changes may be linked to stroke hospitalizations, death rates

Stroke hospitalization and death rates may rise and fall with outdoor temperature and dew points, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Researchers studied a sample of 134,510 people who were 18 or older when admitted to hospitals in 2009-10 for ischemic stroke — […]

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Vaccines may lower kids’ stroke risk

Routine vaccinations may reduce the higher risk of stroke in children that is associated with common infections, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014 in San Diego.

In a large, international study, researchers are examining the link between infections and ischemic stroke – those […]