Stroke

risk of stroke after carotid stent implant raised by re-inflate the balloon

Nov 19, 2017 | | Say something

The risk of stroke and death can be duplicated by a common practice in the stent, new research has found. Used to treat patients with blocked arteries in the neck, the stent is to prop open narrowed blood vessels with a mesh stent. A balloon is typically used to make room for the stent, and […more]

cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of stroke in a third

Oct 28, 2017 | | Say something

New research from France has suggested that statins, drugs that lower cholesterol , could help reduce the risk of stroke by a third among people over 70 years in the study, 7,484 men and women with an average age of 74 years were examined. They were followed for nine years, with 2,408 of them taking […more]

Too much sleep may increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study

Oct 25, 2017 | | Say something

A new study by the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has suggested that sleep more than eight hours per night could triple the risk of stroke among those already suffering from high blood pressure. A hospital team analyzed data from 204,000 US adults with the condition over ten years and found that those who […more]

weak grip strength linked to heart attack and stroke

Oct 18, 2017 | | Say something

Research Population Health Research Institute at the University of Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster in Canada it has found that weak grip strength could be related to an increased risk of not only heart attack and stroke, but cardiovascular disease in general. article published in The Lancet, the team used a test of grip force […more]

Could growth hormone increase the risk of stroke therapy?

Aug 12, 2017 | | Say something

Children receiving growth hormone therapy (GHT) could find themselves in a situation of increased risk of stroke in adulthood. A new study from the University of Paris Descartes reveals that, although the risk is still low, this should still be highlighted in light of the fact that GHT is also used by some for body […more]

semi-vegetarian diet ‘may reduce the risk of stroke’

Aug 6, 2017 | | Say something

Eating a semi-vegetarian diet ‘may reduce the risk of having a stroke or attack heart, according to new research. In a study of almost half a million Europeans, scientists have found people with the most pro-vegetarian diet (about 70 percent from plant sources) had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) […more]

Treat other side of the brain could help stroke patients’

Jul 23, 2017 | | Say something

The treatment of the part of the brain affected by a stroke could help patients recover from the disease, according to a new study. Most research focuses on the area surrounding the event of stroke, but a growing number of scientists are beginning to study the role of the other side of the brain to […more]

stem cell treatment for stroke is ‘promising’

Jul 21, 2017 | | Say something

Treatment of bone marrow stem cells using patients has proven to be a potentially viable means the future research for those who have suffered a stroke. A team from Imperial College London conducted the first test of this kind with humans and all five patients studied showed improvements. The researchers used the set of stem […more]

Andrew Marr is committed to supporting stroke awards

Jul 7, 2017 | | Say something

journalist, author and political commentator Andrew Marr expressed his support for the search for stroke survivors to enter in life after stroke Awards 2015. Organized by the stroke Association, the awards recognize the achievements of all those affected by the disease, including survivors, caregivers, volunteers, these clubs and professionals health. “These awards pay tribute to […more]