Latest Silent Strokes Stories

2012-02-03 06:23:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Here´s an eye-opener for those suffering from severe sleep apnea. It may  increase your risk of silent strokes and lesions in the brain. People with sleep apnea often experience a lack of oxygen reaching the brain, as well as, other parts of the body. Stokes occurs when blood–supplied by oxygen–doesn´t flow properly to the brain. “We found a surprisingly high frequency of sleep apnea in patients with stroke that underlines its...

2011-02-11 12:19:00

Abstract 185 Audio and video interviews available at ISC 2011 Multimedia Study Highlights: - Symptomless strokes occur in about 20 percent of children with sickle cell disease when their red blood cell levels severely drop. These silent strokes also occur in about 7 percent of hospitalized children without sickle cell who have severe drops in hemoglobin. - Acute anemic events could help account for the high prevalence of silent strokes in children with sickle cell disease. LOS...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'