Stroke & Vascular Disorders News

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.
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.
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