Stroke & Vascular Disorders News


Aug 03, 2020
Why is stroke so deadly for people of African descent?
Scientists complete largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in individuals of African descent.
Jul 21, 2020
Genes and cardiovascular health both affect dementia risk
Individuals with genetic risk factors for dementia can still reduce their risk by improving their cardiovascular health.
Jun 22, 2020
Doing no harm reduces the risk of stroke
For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, not having surgery or getting radiation therapy can result in an almost 70% lower risk of having a stroke or dying.
Jun 05, 2020
Fitful nightly sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries
Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque buildup known as atherosclerosis.
Jun 03, 2020
Does using marijuana affect a person’s risk of stroke?
New study examines whether recent cannabis use is linked to ischemic stroke.
May 29, 2020
New stroke guidelines aim to improve care amid COVID-19
Recommendations seek to speed treatment, prevent virus' spread.
May 26, 2020
Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors
Having multiple sleep-wake disturbances increased the risk of a new cardio-cerebrovascular event in the 2 years following a stroke.
May 08, 2020
Loyola Medicine neurologist calls for broad changes in stroke care during COVID-19
New guidelines needed to preserve health care resources, limit disease spread and ensure optimal care.
Apr 30, 2020
AAN updates recommendation on closure of common heart defect after stroke
Closure may be considered for some people under age 60 to help prevent a second stroke.
Mar 18, 2020
Getting too little—or too much—sleep may be bad for the heart
Clocking 7 or 8 hours of shut eye a night seems to be sweet spot for heart health.
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