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2011-08-17 23:57:22

New research from Neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke. ACS is a blocking or narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck from which there have been no symptoms such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). The research is published...

2011-07-28 07:21:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Do you ever wonder what illnesses you might inherit from your parents? According to a new study, people are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke. "We found that the association between one of your parents having a heart attack and you having a heart attack was a lot stronger than the association between your parent having a stroke and you having a stroke. That suggests the susceptibility to stroke is less strongly inherited...

2011-07-26 21:59:30

People are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke, according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The study results have implications for better understanding the genetics of stroke and suggest the need for separate risk assessment models for the two conditions. "We found that the association between one of your parents having a heart attack and you having a heart attack was a lot...

2011-06-06 19:59:25

The ABCD2 score used to identify people at risk of stroke after suffering a transient ischemic attack "” a "mini" or "warning" stroke "” is not sensitive enough to distinguish between high- and low-risk patients and has limited clinical application, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101668.pdf. The ABCD2 score (Age, Blood pressure, Clinical features, Duration of symptoms and Diabetes) is commonly...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

May is National Stroke Awareness Month YONKERS, N.Y., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke, and more than 77 percent are first events. In a new report available online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org, Consumer Reports Health identifies eleven strategies for stroke prevention. "Many people don't realize that by making healthier lifestyle changes, they can cut their risk of stroke dramatically," says Orly Avitzur, M.D.,...

2011-03-25 11:00:08

Patients who have suffered a "mini stroke" are at twice the risk of heart attack than the general population, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. These mini-strokes, called transient-ischemic attacks, or TIAs, occur when a blood clot temporarily blocks a blood vessel to the brain. Although the symptoms are similar to a stroke, a TIA is shorter â” usually lasting only minutes or a few hours â” and does not...

2011-02-10 15:12:25

American Stroke Association meeting report A new anti-clotting agent is vastly superior to aspirin at reducing stroke risk (1.6 percent per year versus 3.6 percent per year) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients unable to take stronger drugs, according to final data reported today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. Researchers found the drug also works better in people with a history of stroke or a warning stroke. Atrial fibrillation is a heartbeat...

2011-01-28 12:30:15

Each year, approximately 150,000 Canadians have a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes known as a mini-stroke.  New research published today in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart Association shows these attacks may not be transient at all. They in fact create lasting damage to the brain. The stroke research team, led by Dr. Lara Boyd, physical therapist and neuroscientist with the Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia,...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a post-hoc analysis of the RE-LY® trial among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) undergoing cardioversion, a treatment to convert an abnormal heartbeat back to normal sinus rhythm, were published online on Jan. 3 in Circulation.(1) Stroke and systemic embolism and major bleeding episodes within 30 days of the cardioversion were the major outcome measures. The analysis reported that rates of...

2010-12-02 23:44:09

Statement Highlights:     * Those who make healthy lifestyle choices can lower risk of first time stroke by 80 percent compared to those who don't make such changes.    * Emergency department visits are a critical opportunity to identify and begin interventions for patients at high risk for stroke. Healthy lifestyle choices and emergency room interventions can help prevent first-time strokes, according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke...


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