Navigation Links
Family History of Aneurism Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers
Date:1/6/2009

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 6 -- (HealthDay News) -- Smokers with a family history of brain aneurism are at extreme risk of suffering a stroke from a ruptured aneurysm themselves, a new study shows.

The study, backed by the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and published in the Jan. 6 issue of Neurology, found that these smokers were more than six times more likely to suffer a particular type of stroke, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, than were those who did not smoke and did not have a family history of stroke or brain aneurysm. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is a bleeding type of stroke that's deadly 35 to 40 percent of the time, according to the study.

Researchers studied 339 people who suffered a stroke from a brain aneurysm and 1,016 people who had not had a stroke caused by an aneurysm. Smokers made up half of the group that had a stroke, whereas the other half had never smoked or had smoked in the past.

"While all people should be advised to quit smoking, our findings suggest that there is an interaction so that if you smoke and you have a family history of aneurysms, you are at an extremely high risk of suffering a stroke from a ruptured brain aneurysm," study author Dr. Daniel Woo, of the University of Cincinnati, said in an American Academy of Neurology news release.

More information

To learn the five signs of stroke, visit the American Stroke Association online.



-- HealthDay staff



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Dec. 31, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Strike It Healthy Family Fits Trends for Coming Year
2. New Year Quitters Urged to Invest in Their Familys Futures
3. Family history of prostate cancer does not affect some treatment outcomes
4. Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too
5. Urging New Year Quitters to Invest in Their Familys Futures
6. Family Needs to Know When Patient Survival Is Uncertain
7. Family members of critically ill patients want to discuss loved ones uncertain prognoses
8. Family rejection of LGB children linked to poor health in early childhood
9. Beta Release of a New Genetics Website- ItRunsInMyFamily.com
10. New Easter Seals-MassMutual Study: Autism Strains Family Finances, Threatens Long-Term Care and Security
11. Obesity is a Family Affair
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Family History of Aneurism Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing ... Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online ... and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, as ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: