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Insomnia Linked To Stroke, More S0 For Diabetics
2014-04-04 10:32:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, here’s one more thing to keep you awake – insomnia can lead to an increased risk of stroke. According to a new report in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association, Taiwan-based research revealed that insomnia raised the chance of hospitalization due to stroke by 54 percent over the course of four years. The study also said the frequency of stroke was eight times greater for...

2014-04-03 13:07:48

Study finds increased risk of stroke following shingles, suggests antiviral treatment may Patients' risk of stroke significantly increased following the first signs of shingles, but antiviral drugs appeared to offer some protection, according to a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. People with shingles, an often painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, had a higher stroke risk in the first 6 months after shingles symptoms appeared;...

2014-04-02 08:33:54

Study Identifies People with Unknown Atrial Fibrillation at High Risk of Stroke SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today the online publication of study results of the SEARCH-AF study. The SEARCH-AF study conducted in Australia screened 1,000 customers over 65 years old for an abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation (AF), in 10 community pharmacies in suburban Sydney, Australia. The AliveCor® Heart Monitor was used to capture 30-60 second ECG...

2014-04-02 08:32:43

MUNICH, Germany, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For European Media Only, Not for UK Media Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder[1] resulting in a five-fold increased risk of stroke compared with the general population[2] Daiichi Sankyo today announced its commitment to extend the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (PREFER in AF). The extension of the registry will include a specific...

2014-04-01 23:31:07

The DrugRisk Center is the Web’s largest source for information on prescription drug research, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugRisk.com New York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The prescription drug safety advocates at DrugRisk.com have added updated information to the site for patients who have used testosterone replacement therapy, or “low-T” drugs. A number of cases alleging the drugs caused heart attacks or stroke have been consolidated to a central federal court*....

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-04-01 12:59:16

Study Highlight: -Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is associated with lower cognitive function in mid-life. Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and...

2014-03-31 13:24:14

Newly identified markers of inflammation have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease. These newly identified markers of inflammation, GlycA and GlycB, have the potential to contribute to better understanding of the...

2014-03-31 12:07:41

In an analysis of almost 11,000 patients, an assessment of equations that help guide whether a patient should begin taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) found that observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risks were similar, suggesting that these equations are helpful for clinical decision making, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The American...

2014-03-31 08:29:45

RARITAN, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced today it is adding three new clinical trials to its EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program for XARELTO(®) (rivaroxaban), the most studied and broadly indicated oral Factor Xa inhibitor in the world today. The additional trials will evaluate rivaroxaban for the treatment or prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in pediatric and other patient...


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Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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