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Stroke Mortality In US Has Fallen Dramatically In Recent Decades
2013-12-06 10:39:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stroke mortality rates have fallen dramatically in the US in recent decades as a result of better treatments and prevention efforts, the American Stroke Association said in a scientific statement published Thursday in the journal Stroke. The authors note that stroke deaths declined throughout the entire past century, with numbers falling from about 250 per 100,000 population in 1900 to about 60 per 100,000 by 2000. This decline...

2013-08-30 12:37:35

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Policy Statement Several key elements in systems of care can reduce stroke deaths and disabilities, according to a new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association policy statement published in its journal Stroke. Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, every 4 minutes someone dies of a stroke. The policy statement addresses patients' care from...

2013-05-17 10:36:55

Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Historically, younger stroke victims receive different after-stroke intervention strategies than those over a certain age. However, Neale Chumbler, a UGA professor and head of the department of health policy and management in the College of Public Health, found patients responded equally to care efforts. Looking at 127 Veterans Affairs medical...

2013-04-25 10:54:28

The teenage years may be a key period of vulnerability related to living in the "stroke belt" when it comes to future stroke risk, according to a new study published in the April 24, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More people have strokes and die of strokes in the southeastern area known as the stroke belt than in the rest of the United States. So far, research has shown that only part of the difference can be explained by...

Stroke Victims Under The Age Of 50 More Likely To Die Within Two Decades
2013-03-20 10:04:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adults who suffer a stroke before the age of 50 are far more likely to die within the next two decades than the general population, according to a new study published in Wednesday´s edition of JAMA. According to background information presented with the study, six million people die as a result of stroke, which is a loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the brain´s blood supply. While it primarily affects the...

2012-04-11 12:12:00

If your brother or sister had a stroke, you may be at least 60 percent more likely to have one too, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. The findings come from the first large study to examine the combined influence of age, gender and sibling history on stroke risk. The study focused on ischemic strokes, which are caused by blood vessel blockage that cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. Ischemic strokes are by...

2012-02-29 11:40:51

Stroke is the leading cause of death in people over 65 in low- and middle-income countries, finds new research Stroke is the leading cause of death in people over 65 in low- and middle-income countries, according to new research published this week. Deaths of people over 65 represent more than a third of all deaths in developing countries yet, until now, little research has focused on this group. The study was led by researchers King's College London and is published in PLoS Medicine. The...

2012-02-06 10:37:38

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today. This is one of the few genetic variants to date to be associated with risk of stroke and the discovery opens up new possibilities for treatment. Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide (more than one in 10 of all deaths, and over six million deaths annually), and also in developed countries is a major cause of chronic...


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