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Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

... Association. Development of depression after a stroke "is an important public health problem," Veith said. The study involved 101 people who'd had a stroke and had been diagnosed with clinical depression. ... People with improved depression perceived their stroke recovery as significantly greater and also felt ...

Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

... report that appears online Aug. 6 in the journal stroke . "We know from other studies that bone loss ... bone-protecting agents, immediately after a stroke reduces bone loss and hip fracture after a year. ... should be started as early as possible." stroke survivors and older people in general should take ...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

... million Americans each year.(6) Together, CHD and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers ... and its programs. (1) Heart Disease and stroke Statistics: 2009 Update at a Glance. American ... 1652, Figure 1. (6) Heart Disease and stroke Statistics: 2009 Update. American Heart ...

More Dairy, Calcium in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life

... and dairy products as children tended to avoid stroke and live longer than those who didn't. "This ... of dietary calcium intake in childhood against stroke risk later in life, and a modest protective ... looked at two main outcomes: deaths from stroke and cardiovascular disease. They looked at the ...

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

... a 60 percent greater chance of having a silent stroke than those with normal blood pressure. Also, ... almost five times more likely to have a silent stroke than those without this small type of brain ... of Neurology. People who have had a silent stroke are at higher risk for subsequent strokes and for ...

Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

... -- The inability to focus is a common problem for stroke survivors, and a new study finds they might ... New Zealand psychologists evaluated 78 stroke patients who underwent attention process training ... of attention compared to those who had standard stroke therapy, according to a report in the July 23 ...

Resurrection Health Care Primary Stroke Care Programs Awarded Accreditation from Joint Commission

... July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United ... ) When it comes to acute stroke care, every minute counts. That's why we're proud ... Disease-Specific Certification as Primary stroke Centers . RHC was awarded these distinctions ...

National Stroke Quality Improvement Program Passes the Million Mark

... participating hospitals entered the one millionth stroke patient record into the program's database. "The American Heart Association and American stroke Association are delighted to surpass the one ... 2000 by the American Heart Association/American stroke Association to improve care quality and ...

Aurora's Milwaukee Hospitals Recognized in US News and World Report

... Center were recognized by the American Heart / stroke Association for their cardiac and stroke care. (Logo: ... were also recognized by the American Heart / stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines" program. ...

Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair

... be women, to be younger, and to have a history of stroke or atrial fibrillation, according to the report ... without PFO had similar rates of in-hospital stroke and hospital death, length of hospital stay, and ... who had their PFO repaired had an in-hospital stroke rate of 2.8 percent, compared to 1.2 percent ...

Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact

... have exercised regularly in the years before a stroke may be harmed less by the attack than "couch ... Those among the 673 people in the Ischemic stroke Genetics Study who had such exercise regimens did ... compensate better for the deficit cause by the stroke because you have more reserve," he said. "That ...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

... risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke over the current standard of care, clopidogrel, ... death, non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke versus Plavix taken with aspirin. This benefit ... that cause bleeding or if they have a history of stroke or "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or ...

Annual costs of stroke in US children at least $42 million

... stroke in children costs at least $42 million annually ... . In the first cost analysis of pediatric stroke in the United States, researchers reviewed data ... "This is just the upfront cost the initial stroke care of these children not the long-term care ...

Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

... lead author of the report in the July 9 issue of stroke , but there is growing concern about the cost of ... so we were curious about them in terms of stroke in young people," said Lo, an associate professor ... be lower-cost," Lo said. "The bleeding types of stroke are more expensive." A reason for doing the ...

Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

... 9 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults who suffer a stroke are more likely to die if they are heavy ... report. Although the overall death rate in stroke patients aged 15 to 49 is low, four factors ... so it shows how strongly the risk factors for stroke and heart disease converge," he said. The ...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Awarded More Than Two Million Dollars in Grants

... spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and other disabling conditions. ... National Institute on Neurological Disorders and stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Disability and ... to research in MS, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other neurological conditions. NIH/NINDS ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... Symptoms of a blockage -- and warning signs of stroke -- can include: Sudden ... Any of these conditions indicate a possible stroke and warrant immediate medical attention, even if ... is less than 60 percent, and no symptoms of stroke are apparent. The goal is to slow the ...

Meltzer and Yancy to Lead American Heart Association in 2009-10

... campaign to raise awareness of the risk of stroke among African Americans. In 2010 he will become ... . About the American stroke Association Created in 1997 as a division of the American Heart Association, the American stroke Association works to ...

Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation

... by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with stroke patients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center . ... by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with stroke patients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center . ... year. In the United States, close to 5 million stroke victims are alive today. Reduced mobility and ...

Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

... access to health care, a new study finds. stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United ... and some 795,000 people in the country have a stroke each year, according to the American Heart Association. "Usually, stroke is seen as an episodic condition that occurs in ...

Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

... The research team that found an increased risk of stroke in women who had a certain kind of migraine now ... migraine group and an increased risk for stroke in the high-frequency migraine group, those who ... In both studies the association with stroke or heart attack is seen only in women who have ...

Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue

... Suffering a stroke can have a profound effect on relationships and ... clinical practice after speaking to 16 married stroke survivors, nine males and seven females, aged ... fatigue. "All the participants perceived stroke as a life-changing event" says Hilary Thompson, ...

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack

... because information on clinically verified stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), or a "mini ... compared incidence rates of clinically verified stroke and TIA in this cohort with rates in the general ... cerebrovascular disease. The incidence rate for stroke was 2.2 times the incidence in the general ...

Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

... therapy have a greatly increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack, also called a ... that they were 2.2 times more likely to suffer a stroke and 3.1 times more likely to experience a ... lymphoma, who are at especially increased risk of stroke and TIA, physicians should consider appropriate ...

Stroke Damage Is Less in Rats Given Opioids

... as morphine and heroin -- and then induced a stroke in the rats by blocking cerebral artery blood ... provides a new pharmacological target for stroke therapy." The study appears online in the ... Biology . More information The National stroke Association explains the effects ...

New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

... doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) ... with patients taking placebo. For heart attack, stroke and death alone, the risk was reduced by 31 ... endpoint of death, myocardial infarction, stroke or severe recurrent ischemia requiring ...

Abbott Announces Launch of Next-Generation Embolic Protection System

... showed a low 1.8 percent composite rate of All stroke and Death at 30 days in 220 patients. This rate ... American Heart Association (AHA) 30-day All stroke and Death rate guidelines for carotid ... impressed with the continuing downward trend in stroke rates with protected carotid stenting for ...

New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure

... 10 US adults who have had a first heart attack or stroke still do not have their blood pressure under ... 93 percent of adults know that heart attack and stroke are possible complications of high blood pressure ... D, Adams R, Carnethon M et al. Heart Disease and stroke Statistics 2009 Update: A report from the ...

Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack

... mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes. The approach in ... mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke in type 2 diabetes patients with a recent ACS. ... mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with a recent ACS and type 2 ....

Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

... and MRIs for finding aneurysms, and the spread of stroke units. In addition, new treatments have improved ... they speculated. Dr. Majaz Moonis, director of stroke services at the University of Massachusetts in ... Netherlands; Majaz Moonis, M.D., director, stroke services, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, ...

While you were sleeping

... It has been linked to learning impairment, stroke and premature death. Now research from the ... biochemistry as people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, the research shows. A study ... you see in somebody who has had a very severe stroke or is dying." The findings suggested societal ...

Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

... If full-blown stroke occurs, it often comes within a day, study ... News) -- About half the people who have a major stroke soon after a less serious brain event, such as a ... should look at the well-established "ABCD2" stroke risk factors, Rothwell said. These include: ...

Sacred Heart Hospital Starts to Expose Students to Stroke Awareness at an Early Age

... habits developed at this age could lead to stroke risk factors. A program run by Sacred Heart ... patterns, risk factors of illnesses such as stroke and what to do in an emergency. (Photo: ... Director of Neurosciences & Pediatrics, and stroke Program Coordinator at Sacred Heart Hospital. ...

Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies

... looked at serious vascular events (heart attack, stroke or vascular death) among 95,000 low-risk patients ... risk because they had previously experienced a stroke or heart attack -- aspirin reduced the risk of ... about the role of aspirin in heart attack and stroke prevention . -- Robert ...

Window for Stroke Treatment Opens Wider

... to a report in the May 28 online issue of stroke . The most convincing results came from the ... An advisory committee of the American stroke Association/American Heart Association (ASA/AHA) ... that advisory appears in the same issue of stroke . "The advisory updates the current guidelines ...

Compression Stockings Offer Little Benefit After Stroke

... stockings don't reduce the risk of blood clots in stroke patients, according to a study that urges ... stockings are used in the majority of stroke units. In this study, we have shown conclusively that compression stockings do not work for stroke patients. National guidelines need to be revised ...

Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

... -- Taking a cholesterol-lowering statin after a stroke reduces the risk of a second stroke, new research ... international trial, reported in 2006, called stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction in Cholesterol ... stroke." Reports that statins can help prevent stroke recurrence are already affecting medical ...

AstraZeneca, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and LULAC Join Forces to Promote Needed Heart Health Education in Hispanic Communities

... is to increase awareness of the leading cause of stroke and heart disease -- atherosclerosis, and help ... 800,000 Americans each year.(3) Together, CHD and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers ... January 16, 2009. (4) Heart Disease and stroke Statistics: 2009 Update. American Heart ...

Siemens Demonstrates Groundbreaking Approach to Stroke Diagnosis at ASNR 2009

... leading cause of death in the United States, stroke effects approximately 795,000 Americans each year ... accounting as first-time cases(1). And for a stroke victim, the first few hours are the defining time ... May 16-21, Siemens Healthcare (booth #207) brings stroke diagnosis to the patient with a combination of ...

Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

... condition, particularly their increased risk of stroke and heart failure: While almost all ... National Implications for Rhythm Management and stroke Prevention: The AnTicoagulation and Risk Factors ... risk factor for stroke: the Framingham Study. stroke . 1991;22;983-988. (3) Fuster V, Ryden LE, ...
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