Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

Jul 15, 2019
New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke
New method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperforms currently used approach to detect instances of atrial fibrillation.
May 17, 2019
FDA approves first anticoagulant to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots in children
First anticoagulant indicated for pediatric patients approved by the FDA.
May 14, 2019
Risk of cardiovascular complications post-surgery doubles for patients with sleep apnea
Patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery.
Apr 11, 2019
Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women
Women who have levels of LDL cholesterol 70 mg/dL or lower may be more than twice as likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke than women with LDL cholesterol levels from 100 to 130 mg/dL.
Apr 09, 2019
Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain
Could working out 5minutes a day reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance?
Mar 11, 2019
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels are linked to less healthy brains.
Feb 08, 2019
Aggressive clearance key to best outcome after a brain hemorrhage
MISTIE III trial confirms need to remove at least 70 percent of an intracerebral clot.
Feb 06, 2019
Absentmindedness points to earlier warning signs of silent strokes among people at risk
Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a "silent stroke."
Jan 25, 2019
Even in young adults, blood pressure above normal may be linked to brain shrinkage
Research suggests that managing blood pressure in early adulthood might be essential for preventing the cascade from silent brain changes with no symptoms to organ-damaging conditions such as stroke and dementia.
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.
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