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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

  • After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. “Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death,” said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident at the University Medical Center Utrecht [...][...]

  • High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. “Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake may lower [heart] risk,” concluded a team led by Dr. Jiang He, of Tulane [...][...]

  • More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests. “We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol,” said study first author Maayan Yitshak Sade, of Ben-Gurion University and Soroka University Medical Center [...]

  • Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the general population, the researchers noted. The new study included data from about 56,000 people. [...][...]

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease. Sleep apnea leads to interrupted breathing during sleep. In their study, the researchers found that patients with the condition who had a form of the heart procedure called angioplasty were much more [...][...]