Latest Cerebral hemorrhage Stories
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of a potentially fatal brain bleed as a result of a burst aneurysm.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
A small amount of bleeding in the brain seems to be common among older individuals, according to a UC Irvine study.
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