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2014-05-01 23:00:33

During National Stroke Awareness Month, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Stroke Centers Offer Tips on How to Recognize and Prevent Strokes New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 A stroke can happen in an instant, changing a person's life forever. Strokes – 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain – are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery....

2014-03-29 23:01:20

The symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) often go away on their own, but they are a warning that a person is at greatly increased risk for a true stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 The term mini-stroke is often used to describe transient ischemic attack (TIA), a type of stroke. The "mini" has led to a lot of confusion about the true severity of this condition, according to the March 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "Because of what the term implies,...

2014-03-28 11:28:10

Study Highlights: -Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than 50 percent. -Less than a third of stroke survivors maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time. Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. For the study,...

2014-03-28 08:27:23

Cardiologists also believe their patients' top concern is the fear of experiencing a clot that leads to a stroke; real-world challenges may influence treatment decisions RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced results from a new survey of cardiologists to understand their perceptions about anticoagulation, stroke risk reduction and goals for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) therapy when prescribing warfarin or...

2014-02-13 08:30:55

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). The ZIO Service enables long-term continuous monitoring - using a noninvasive, small, wearable patch - to detect sporadic heart rhythm disturbances, including atrial fibrillation (AF),...

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2014-01-03 12:10:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having the chickenpox as a child can be a highly unpleasant experience, and getting over the illness may not be the end of the ordeal, as the chickenpox virus can lie dormant in nerve cells for years, only to cause painful shingles decades later. A new study in the journal Neurology has found that adults who contract shingles may have a higher risk of a stroke years later. "Anyone with shingles, and especially younger people,...

2013-12-11 23:03:38

Transient ischemic attacks are strokes that "clear up" within a few hours. They should be treated with the same urgency as a longer-lasting stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 It's important to recognize the signs of a stroke and get to a hospital fast. Time is brain: the longer the gap between the start of stroke symptoms and treatment, the more brain cells die, reports the December 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch. Experts have developed the FAST...

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...


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