Stroke

Medical News Today: Stroke: Rewiring Eye-brain Connection May Restore Vision

Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments.
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Aha News: Culture, Paycheck, Neighborhood Key To Your Heart's Health

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise and watching your weight can help lower risk for heart disease and stroke. But environmental and cultural factors also make a difference....
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet

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Stroke Risk Drops In Both Black And White Older Adults

Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a new study.
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research

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New Study Reshapes Understanding Of How The Brain Recovers From Injury

Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment. The findings could provide researchers with a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Injury

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Acc: Catheter Ablation Does Not Cut Mortality, Stroke In A-fib

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), catheter ablation does not significantly reduce the risk for death, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest, but it does improve quality of life versus medical...
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Be Prepared To Take Fast Action If You Suspect A Stroke

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Would you be able to recognize if you or someone close to you were having a stroke? A stroke is a 911 medical emergency and every second counts for survival. To help you recognize the signs of stroke, the National...

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Scientists Are Using A Video Game To Help Stroke Victims Regain Movement

Most people play video games for their entertainment value or simply to kill a bit of time, but games have also proven useful in a variety of medical contexts. Customized interactive digital experiences have helped patients battle symptoms of PTSD...
Related topics: Health Videos, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Smarter Automatic Defibrillator

Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) deliver shocks to the heart to correct arrythmias. They do so based on electrocardiogram data. Researchers have now shown that an AICD can be programmed to also measure stroke volume -- the amount...
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Aspirin Is Out. Here's How Healthy Older Adults Can Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes Without...

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association say these diet and lifestyle changes can keep hearts healthy.        
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis In Rehab Following Stroke

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been discharged from a hospital to a rehabilitation center in Memphis, Tennessee, two weeks after suffering a stroke, his publicist said on Monday, quoting his doctor as saying Lewis is expected to fully...

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Daily Aspirin Does Not Decrease Cardiovascular Events For Older Adults - Study

Although doctors have touted the benefits of taking a low-dose aspirin daily to prevent heart attack or stroke for decades, new guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology Sunday reversed that recommendation for certain groups of...
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Sumo Wrestlers Eat Up To 7,000 Calories A Day, Yet Don't Typically Suffer From Symptoms Of Obesity

Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh as much as 400 pounds. Yet they don't suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Their secret is in their name — sumo wrestler. Regular intense exercise prevents...
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Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk In Those Already On Statins

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill,...
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Direct Oral Anticoagulants Of Benefit In Afib With Mitral Stenosis (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- DOACs linked with lower rates of thromboembolism than warfarin and just as effective in preventing hemorrhagic strokes

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Aha News: Black Woman In Their 50s Face Especially High Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Black women in their 50s may have more than triple the risk of stroke compared to white women of the same age, according to a new study that also found a healthy lifestyle could help...
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Woman Almost Dies From Stroke Triggered By Oral Sex

The woman suffered a brain bleed as she neared orgasm.

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Mri Method That Measures Iron In Brain Shows Impact Of Stroke

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- Higher values of R2* (the magnetic resonance transverse relaxation rate) found in the substantia nigra (SN) likely reflect greater iron content and are associated with worse long-term outcomes after stroke, according to...

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Luke Perry’s Official Cause Of Death Revealed After Burial In Tennessee

Luke Perry died from an ischemic cerebrovascular accident, more commonly known as a stroke, according to his death certificate, which TMZ obtained on Wednesday, March 13.Read more...
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Iron Measurements With Mri Reveal Stroke's Impact On Brain

A simple MRI method that measures iron content can provide a more comprehensive picture of the consequences of stroke-related damage to the brain, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings point to a role for MRI brain iron...
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Head, Doctor: Woman Suffers Stroke As She Reaches Orgasm Courtesy Of Her Lascivious Lovers’...

Source: Mark Liddell / Getty Woman Suffers Stroke Due To Orgasm From Oral Sex</h2 We hope that we never have to suffer a stroke, but if we do, we hope it’s while we are well on our way to an epic orgasm like this lady. According to NYPost,...

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