American Heart Association

Deadliest type of stroke seeing surge of new research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patricia Nelson was leaving a restaurant after dinner last June with friends when she started hearing wind blowing in her ear before she’d even stepped outside. “I just didn’t feel right,” said Nelson, a stroke rehabilitation nurse.

The 51-year-old from Atlanta knew something was wrong and […]

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Deadliest type of stroke seeing surge of new research

As drug fails to stop bleeding strokes, brain scan advance proves its worth

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Doctors had hoped a drug used to stop bleeding could be a potential emergency treatment for brain hemorrhages.

Now, two parallel trials in Canada and the United States show that recombinant activated coagulation factor VII did not help high-risk patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, the […]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on As drug fails to stop bleeding strokes, brain scan advance proves its worth

Untreated high blood pressure significantly increases risk of bleeding stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Left untreated, high blood pressure may significantly increase your risk of developing a brain bleed, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Intracerebral hemorrhage is a type of stroke caused by a weakened blood vessel that ruptures and bleeds […]

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Untreated high blood pressure significantly increases risk of bleeding stroke

Bleeding stroke associated with onset of dementia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bleeding within the brain, or intracerebral hemorrhage, was associated with a high risk of developing dementia post stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Intracerebral hemorrhage, which results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the […]

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