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2013-10-28 20:24:51

BERLIN, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrial fibrillation is an under-diagnosed, undertreated abnormal heart rhythm that increases stroke risk five-fold compared to the general population World Stroke Day 2013 By World Stroke Day 2013 (October 29) more than 500,000 people have shown their support for the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign, calling for urgent coordinated action to avoid the thousands of preventable strokes that...

2013-10-28 11:37:53

The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting. Enrollment in the trial was halted two years ago when it became apparent that stenting was associated with a higher risk of early strokes and death. "Surgical interventions often have increased risk of complications early on, so we continued to...

World Stroke Day - October 29, 2013
2013-10-28 04:41:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The role of caregivers in supporting those who have suffered a stroke, as well as myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease will be highlighted on Tuesday, October 29 as the global healthcare community marks World Stroke Day. A stroke attacks someone, regardless of age or gender, every two seconds, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) said in a statement Friday. Six million people die as a result of a stroke every year,...

2013-10-25 12:24:13

Seven Extraordinary Stroke Efforts Recognized DENVER, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association announces the recipients of its Third Annual Raising Awareness In Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards. Winners were judged on their creativity, impact on the community and commitment to stroke awareness. The names of the winners were released today through a video announcement shared across the stroke community. Seven award recipients were named representing...

2013-10-25 10:22:49

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A hands-free ultrasound device combined with a clot-busting drug was safe for ischemic stroke patients in a phase II pilot study, reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The device is placed on the stroke patient's head and delivers ultrasound to enhance the effectiveness of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Unlike the traditional hand-held ultrasound probe that's aimed at a blood clot,...

2013-10-23 23:32:32

The process involves a novel physical therapy utilizing stretching, massage and strength training coupled with a neuro anti-inflammatory agent. Reductions in spasticity and recovery of feeling are generally observed on the first day and continue to build with continued treatment according to Neurological Wellness Center physicians. (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Phillip Koss, owner of http://www.strechforlife.com/ is quick to point out that this process is no panacea. A severely disabled...

2013-10-22 23:29:41

Important Links Between Mouth Health and Overall Body Health Presented (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Our very own Chicago based Dental Coach Stephanie Lodding joined with more than 400 health care professionals at the third annual American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Science Meeting recently held in Las Vegas. Conference presenters spoke about the strong connection between mouth health and general health. These include links between oral health and heart disease, stroke, diabetes,...

2013-10-18 13:02:03

Women with this pregnancy complication may benefit from blood pressure monitoring to avoid longer-term risks, researchers say High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman's lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. "We've found that women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at higher risk of stroke, particularly if they had pre-eclampsia, which is a more severe form of high blood pressure,"...

2013-10-18 12:56:36

Treatment shows promise for improving artery function Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease their risk of heart disease, says new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. "Patients with end-stage renal disease have at least a five-fold increase in cardiovascular complications," says Dr. Christopher Overgaard, one of the study's authors and a cardiologist at the...

2013-10-18 12:16:23

High-intensity interval training combined with Mediterranean diet counseling 'supersizes' heart health Lifestyle programs focused on high-intensity interval training combined with nutritional counseling on the Mediterranean diet have shown dramatic results for improving the heart health of people with abdominal obesity, finds a study released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. "Each of these lifestyle interventions alone is known to have an impact, but no one has studied them...


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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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