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, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds. “We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discover it was the strongest predictor,” said senior study author Dr. [...]
New research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A rapid “resting” heartbeat might mean you have a higher risk of dying early, researchers suggest. “Higher resting heart rate is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular death,” said lead researcher Dr. Dongfeng Zhang, of the department of epidemiology at the Medical College of Qingdao [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say. These women could continue to face drastically increased risk of death — or another heart attack or stroke — for a long time after their [...]
The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems.