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Stroke

A stroke is a reduction in blood supply to the brain due to a blockage (80% of strokes), which is usually a blood clot, or bleeding in the brain (20% of strokes). Rapid treatment—within three hours of the first symptom—is crucial. If blood supply is quickly restored, it may prevent permanent brain damage. Stroke symptoms come on suddenly and include trouble speaking; confusion; weakness, numbness, or paralysis on one side of the face or body; vision problems; severe headache; or trouble with walking or balance. Call 911 if you or someone else has these symptoms.

Stroke News

  • A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Living your life with a strong sense of purpose may lower your risk for early death, heart attack or stroke, new research suggests. The finding is based on a broad review of past research involving more than 137,000 people in all. “Psychosocial conditions such as depression, anxiety, [...]

  • Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of small-particle air pollution can increase your risk for narrowing of the neck (carotid) arteries, which may raise your risk for stroke, a new study says. Researchers analyzed the results of cardiovascular screening tests from more than 300,000 people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Those who [...]

  • Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women having heart attacks get to the hospital for treatment later than men and are more likely to die, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 7,400 heart attack patients in Europe. They found that 70 percent of women took longer than an hour to get [...]

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

    THURSDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who start having hot flashes at a younger age may be at increased risk for heart disease, according to two studies conducted by the same team of researchers. One of the studies also found that women who have more frequent hot flashes during a typical day may be [...]

  • Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that treating depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing heart risks. “Screening and treatment of depressive symptoms should be a high priority” in heart patients, lead author Heidi May, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, [...]

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