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2012-08-30 11:13:58

Risk lessens over time if they quit, but still remains for heavy smokers Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of a potentially fatal brain bleed as a result of a burst aneurysm, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. If a smoker quits, the risk diminishes over time, but it still persists suggests the study. An aneurysm is a bulge in a weakened artery, which, if it bursts causes blood to leak into the brain. The...

2012-05-04 10:36:41

Treatment guidelines updated for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage Patients who are diagnosed in the emergency room with a specific type of brain bleed should be considered for immediate transfer to a hospital that treats at least 35 cases a year, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The Guidelines for the Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (aSAH) is published online in Stroke, an American Heart...

2012-03-08 15:14:36

New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute shows that by using a CT scan (computerized tomography), doctors can predict which patients are at risk of continued bleeding in the brain after a stroke. This vital information will allow doctors to utilize the most powerful blood clotting medications for those with the highest risk. One in three individuals will continue to accumulate blood in the brain from a leak in a small artery. Pooling blood in the brain has...

2012-02-03 19:00:55

CT-guided catheters carry clot-busting drug to shrink clots, Johns Hopkins-led study shows Johns Hopkins neurologists report success with a new means of getting rid of potentially lethal blood clots in the brain safely without cutting through easily damaged brain tissue or removing large pieces of skull. The minimally invasive treatment, they report, increased the number of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who could function independently by 10 to 15 percent six months...

2011-09-12 23:28:56

Among patients who have had an ischemic stroke, use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications is not associated with subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, after stroke or transient ischemic attack, patients are at increased risk for recurrent events. Results from the Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Lowering of...

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2011-05-06 06:40:00

Can drinking coffee kill you? How about strenuous exercise or blowing your nose? These and other seemingly benign activities that we engage in everyday may just trigger a specific kind of stroke after raising your blood pressure, The Guardian reports. Nearly a quarter of all cases of a blood vessel bursting in the brain can be set in motion by these three activities. An estimated 1,800 people in Britain die from such a stroke every year. These three things topped a list of eight triggers...

2011-03-10 15:00:00

Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association DALLAS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low or no coffee consumption was associated with an increased risk of stroke in a study of 34,670 women (ages 49 to 83) followed for an average 10.4 years. It's too soon to change coffee-drinking habits, but the study should...

2011-02-03 15:00:00

Statement Highlights: - The American Heart Association has issued its first recommendations on treating cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), an uncommon and frequently unrecognized type of stroke that affects about five people per million annually. - About 2 percent of pregnancy-associated strokes are attributed( )to CVT. - Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of CVT, especially among women with an inherited blood-clotting factor. DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2011...

2011-01-10 15:36:28

A computer decision model suggests that for patients with a history of bleeding within the brain, the risk of recurrence associated with statin treatment may outweigh the benefit of the drug in preventing cardiovascular disease, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the May print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The benefits of statins for reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke are well established, but more widespread use of...

2010-11-08 19:49:06

Blood thinners may exacerbate the condition in older people A small amount of bleeding in the brain seems to be common among older individuals, according to a UC Irvine study. Neurologist Dr. Mark Fisher and neuropathologist Dr. Ronald Kim found that cerebral microbleeds are highly prevalent in the aging brain "“ and not primarily products of stroke-related injury, hypertension or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, as had been thought. "Prior work relied on brain imaging to...


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