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 treatmentwithin three hours of the first symptomis 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.
TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic kidney disease who take the blood thinner warfarin to treat a form of irregular heartbeat are at no greater risk for stroke or death than similar patients who don’t take the medicine, researchers report. The Swedish study involved more than 24,000 people diagnosed with heart disease [...]
A new study might supply another reason to keep your cool under stress. Researchers say angry outbursts may raise your odds for a heart attack or stroke in the hours after the incident.
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One-third of people who suffer strokes before the age of 50 will have trouble dealing with the challenges of daily life even several years later, a new study finds. The finding suggests that younger age provides only limited protection against the devastation of a stroke. While strokes are much [...]
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Half of teens who were infected with HIV at birth may face a higher risk of heart attack and stroke when they’re older, new research suggests. “These results indicate that individuals who have had HIV since birth should be monitored carefully by their health care providers for signs [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a heart patient, you might be wise to wait to have any infected teeth pulled if you’re about to have cardiac surgery, a new study suggests. In a small, retrospective study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that 8 percent of heart patients who did not [...]