Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

Dec 21, 2018
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics: increased risk of ruptures or tears in the aorta in certain patients
FDA review finds fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the aorta.
Nov 29, 2018
Snoring poses greater cardiac risk to women
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men.
Oct 17, 2018
Simple test may help predict long-term outcome after stroke
Test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will have recovered up to 3 years later.
Oct 12, 2018
Does open heart surgery affect cognitive abilities?
Study evaluates effects of heart surgery on an older adult's cognition.
Oct 03, 2018
Sleeping too much or too little may affect stroke risk differently based on race
Short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people depending on race and sex.
Sep 27, 2018
Enhanced rehab for stroke doubles movement recovery
Novel therapy technique has been shown in a pilot study to double the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients.
Sep 25, 2018
Researchers identify new cause of brain bleeds
Study reveals evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear.
Sep 19, 2018
People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes
People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least 4 hours a week or swimming 2 to 3 hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive.
Aug 15, 2018
Brain scan checklist set to boost care for stroke survivors
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans.
Aug 08, 2018
Potential new class of drugs may reduce cardiovascular risk by targeting gut microbes
The non-antibiotic compounds, tested in animal models, prevented production of gut byproduct linked to heart attack and stroke in humans.
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