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2007-02-19 18:00:12

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Heart Association (AHA) announced updated guidelines that include new information for physicians on the use of aspirin for women of all ages, with an emphasis on aspirin's particularly important role for older women. The 2007 Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women were published in a special women's health issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Largely based on data from the recent...

2006-07-11 07:51:41

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who abstain from smoking, drink alcohol moderately, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight for their height and eat a healthy diet are less likely to experience a particular type of stroke than those with less healthy lifestyles, new study findings indicate. "Our findings underscore the importance of healthy behaviors in the prevention of stroke," Dr. Tobias Kurth, of Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts,...

2006-01-23 16:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aspirin does not raise the risk that someone who has had one hemorrhagic stroke will have another, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Aspirin can cause bleeding and some doctors had worried it may raise the risk of a bleeding, or hemorrhagic stroke. But the study of 207 survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage -- a bleeding stroke -- showed those who were taking aspirin were not more likely to have a second bleeding stroke. The aspirin is prescribed to protect patients...

2006-01-23 16:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aspirin does not raise the risk that someone who has had one hemorrhagic stroke will have another, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Aspirin can cause bleeding and some doctors had worried it may raise the risk of a bleeding, or hemorrhagic stroke. But the study of 207 survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage -- a bleeding stroke -- showed those who were taking aspirin were not more likely to have a second bleeding stroke. The aspirin is prescribed to protect patients...

2005-11-28 17:08:54

CHICAGO "“ In addition to traditional risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, age, and race, a particular enzyme and protein found in the blood may help identify middle-aged men and women at increased risk for ischemic stroke, according to a study in the November 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. An estimated 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States, making stroke the third leading cause of death and the leading cause...

2005-10-28 13:59:41

BOSTON -- The risk of ischemic stroke "“ which results when a blood clot travels to the brain "“ increases with a rise in particulate air pollution, according to a study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the findings are described in the October 27, 2005 on-line rapid access issue of the journal. The study, which examined the air quality on a...

2005-09-12 17:58:15

Women with atrial fibrillation who are not on anticoagulant therapy have a higher rate of ischemic stroke and face a higher absolute risk for stroke than do men with the condition, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente and Boston University School of Medicine. Using a sample of 13,559 patients with atrial fibrillation, or rapid irregular contractions of the heart,...

2005-08-06 15:03:41

DALLAS, Aug. 5 - High levels of physical activity, such as running, swimming or heavy gardening during leisure time can reduce your risk of stroke, according to a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In addition, walking or biking to and from work for up to 29 minutes a day may also reduce the risk of strokes caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke). "People should increase their physical activity during leisure time or commuting to lower the risk of stroke,"...

2005-07-21 20:06:05

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In addition to its effects on homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease, folate may protect against a certain type of stroke. Specifically, investigators found that folate, a B vitamin found in green leafy vegetables, fruits and dried beans, appears to lower the risk of hemorrhagic strokes, strokes caused by bleeding in the brain. "Folate metabolism has been implicated in stroke," Dr. Bethany Van Guelpen, of Umea University, Sweden, and colleague write...

2005-06-17 00:10:00

HOUSTON, June 17, 2005 "“ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved today the first blood test designed to help predict a patient's risk for ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke and one of the nation's leading causes of long-term disability affecting approximately 700,000 people per year. "This test provides a new tool to help us identify at-risk patients earlier, so we can start therapies in time to prevent a stroke altogether," said Christie Ballantyne, MD,...


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