Navigation Links
Hidden Disease in Stroke Patients

The American Heart Association recommends doctors now examine stroke patients for the presence of heart disease, even though they may not be showing symptoms. //A new study shows up to 40 percent of patients with mini-strokes have undetected heart disease.

Heart disease and stroke both result from vascular disease where blood flow to the heart or brain is affected. The researchers say the link between the diseases can be found in the large vessels leading to the brain. They also note the risk of heart attack or sudden cardiac death is higher over time than it is short-term.

The studies, led by researchers at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, indicate this healthy patient group needs to be given noninvasive tests to detect the presence of heart disease. Currently, there are no guidelines for doctors to manage heart disease in otherwise healthy patients, who are showing no signs of the disease.

The study authors say when it is not obvious whether a stroke was caused by large or small vessel disease, doctors should evaluate whether the patient is at risk of a heart attack by looking at their age, gender, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, smoking history and diabetes risk. The American Heart Association suggests patients whose risk is 20 percent or higher should undergo further medical testing. The authors write: "Several testing options are available for stroke patients who are being evaluated for unrecognized coronary artery disease. The most commonly used tests for myocardial ischemia are exercise ECG, nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging, and stress echocardiography."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Hidden influenza virus protein found
2. PET Scans Found To Reveal Hidden Cancers
3. Hidden Mysteries Of The Universe - US Telescope Scans
4. Reading Hidden Intentions in Brain
5. Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease
6. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
7. Link between Constipation and Parkinsons Disease
8. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
9. New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease
10. Gene Treatment for Heart Disease
11. Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... the open availability of a new CDISC standard, Clinical Trial Registry (CTR) ... trials. This innovative standard will make it possible to build applications that ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Trinity Health, one ... a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly ... can help reduce tobacco use. The initiative brings together two organizations committed to ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... In 2011, TIME magazine named Herr the “Leader ... biomechatronics, technology that marries human physiology with electromechanics. He continues that work as Director ... Founder of BionX , a leader in the field of prosthetic devices. , ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Cognizin® Citicoline is one of ... in the Healthy Ageing category, Cognizin® is being considered for this prestigious honor ... can include everything from antioxidants, lipids, proteins, and botanicals. NutraIngredients will choose a ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... ... Card reminds us that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the Centers ... in the United States; someone has one every 40 seconds. Annually, almost 800,000 strokes ... old. A stroke is when blood flow to the brain is blocked or when ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016 Shire plc (LSE: ... Poulton , Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Deutsche ... MA on Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 10:00 am ... be available on the Presentations and Webcasts section of Shire,s ... the webcast will be available on this same website for ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016 Oasmia Pharmaceutical ... of a new generation of drugs within human ... results for Paclical/Apealea in the Phase III study ... epithelial ovarian cancer. These preliminary results showed non-inferiority ... with carboplatin versus Taxol in combination with carboplatin. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... reach USD 2.06 billion by 2022, according to ... Increasing consumer awareness towards a healthy lifestyle is ... seven years.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ... coupled with rising health treatment expenditure has urged ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: