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People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

... know it, Australian researchers say. "These strokes are not truly silent, because they have been ... that 7.8 percent of the group had evidence of strokes that do not cause any noticeable symptoms -- ... percent of the study group had experienced silent strokes by the end of the study period. Those with ...

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

... stay of 8.3 days, costing almost $21,000. strokes characterized by bleeding between the brain and ... In adults, roughly 13 percent of all U.S. strokes are the bleeding type, according to the American ... while girls had more ischemic strokes. The strokes occurred most often in children ages 15 to 20 ...

Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

... THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- strokes in American youngsters under the age of 20 cost ... did a detailed study of data on 2,224 strokes recorded for American children from infancy to ... for 2003. Some of their findings included: strokes with subarachnoid hemorrhage, bleeding between ...

Study Supports Wider Use of Statins

... Data shows reduction in heart attacks, strokes among those without established heart disease ... percent, major coronary events by 30 percent and strokes by 19 percent. It supports the findings of the ... percent fewer heart attacks and 48 percent fewer strokes among people taking a statin who had normal ...

Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

... artery. Of those, 35 went on to have recurrent strokes within the next 24 hours. In that group, 1.2 percent of the second strokes occurred within six hours, 2.1 percent within 12 ... found. "That about half of all the recurrent strokes in the seven days after a TIA occur in the first ...

Window for Stroke Treatment Opens Wider

... clot-dissolving drug can safely be used to treat strokes four-and-a-half hours after symptoms begin has ... 2 percent to 3 percent more people who suffer strokes caused by blockage of a brain artery would ... is seen in the 80 percent to 85 percent of strokes caused by an artery blockage. Treatment with tPA ...

Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

... The 10-year study of nearly 800 people who had strokes found a 35 percent lower incidence of second strokes and a 57 percent lower death rate among those who ... involved more than 4,700 individuals treated for strokes or "mini-strokes" (formally called transient ...

Health Care Professionals Offer Free Consultations for National Stroke Awareness Month

... "Even though we've learned a lot about strokes in the past twenty years," says Ann Marie ... to become disabled each year. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented. Each one of us can prevent a ... educational materials and other information about strokes during the month of May, Amicarelli is offering ...

Researchers identify stroke predictors in black patients

... for stroke in black patients, they suffer strokes five times more often than white patients and die ... risk. While black patients suffer more ischemic strokes than white patients, their ECG results do not ... ECG predictors of AF were strongly predictive of strokes and AF in blacks and whites, so researchers ...

Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

... are known to prevent subsequent heart attacks and strokes in patients who've already suffered one of these ... found statins protect against heart attack and strokes in older adults with low cholesterol but with ... be able to prevent thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths each year if we expand ...

6.5 million more patients might benefit from statins to prevent heart attacks, strokes

... can help prevent subsequent heart attacks and strokes in patients who have already had one of these ... that statins protect against heart attacks and strokes even in older adults without known cardiovascular ... be able to prevent thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths each year if we expand ...

Black young adults hospitalized for stroke at much higher rate than whites, Hispanics

... young ages among adults hospitalized for strokes in their 20s and 30s and widens with increasing ... eliminate disparities in stroke." While most strokes occur among the elderly, stroke in young adults ... their families." And even in young adults strokes can be fatal. The Florida study found 8 to 10 ...

Even Mild Strokes Can Do Harm

... according to the American Stroke Association. strokes can also be disabling, affecting speech, memory ... that as many as 10 million Americans have strokes without ever knowing it. These have been dubbed "silent strokes." But what if silent strokes aren't as clandestine as experts think? Howard ...

Men's Stroke Risk Rises Dramatically in Mid-40s

... be 35 to 44 years." The phenomenon of silent strokes in younger men also needs to be explored, Putaala said, because such "subclinical" strokes are associated with a high risk of later strokes as well as cognitive decline in older people. ...

Silent Strokes More Common in Younger People Than Thought

... at least five times more common than full-blown strokes in people under 65 years of age, and not uncommon ... the researchers observed evidence of silent strokes in 10.2 percent of participants and full-blown, ... increased with age. And, while no clinical strokes were seen in those younger than 50 years old, 2.4 ...

Fast Arrival at Hospital After Stroke Pays Off

... approved treatment for the 80 percent or more of strokes caused by blockage of a brain artery by a blood ... records of 106,924 people treated for ischemic strokes at 905 hospitals. They found that 28.3 percent of ... in a statement. About 800,000 Americans have strokes each year, and about 300,000 die of them. ...

Landmark textbook on strokes in children and young adults updated in second edition

... work for the treatment and prevention of strokes in young people. Now, Stroke in Children and ... at Indiana University School of Medicine. strokes can occur at any age -- even before birth. According to conservative estimates, about 3,200 strokes occur each year in youths under age 18. And more ...

Portable CT increases chance of stroke survival and recovery

... clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain. Such strokes can be treated with thrombolytic therapy using a ... brain before administering tPA. One out of six strokes is caused by bleeding rather than clotting. ... extremely adverse effects in those patients whose strokes are instead due to bleeds." Before a patient ...

Study investigates Gore-tex-type device to stop strokes and mini-strokes

... foramen ovale (PFO) in order to prevent recurrent strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in adults. ... Septal Occluder, is more effective in preventing strokes than medical management alone. The U.S. Food and ... a PFO defect is often diagnosed. Many of these strokes occur in people under the age of 50. "Stroke ...

West VA University Study Calls for New Method of Stroke Diagnosis

... Radiology. "CT perfusion was able to pinpoint strokes with high levels of accuracy, particularly the major intracranial vessel strokes that result in more devastating outcomes." The ... infarcts, the most debilitating kind of strokes and a 100 percent rate for the most common type, ...

Unusual case of a woman who suffered stroke during sex

... stroke damage, but time was running out. In strokes caused by clots, a drug called tPA can dissolve ... on the number of patients who have experienced strokes during sexual intercourse. While it appears that such strokes are rare in young adults, a few case reports have ...

Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke

... bleeding. About 30 percent of people who have strokes have very high blood pressure, defined as 180/110 ... medical records of 178 people who had ischemic strokes -- the most common kind, in which a blood clot ... require medication, the researchers said. Their strokes tended to be more severe, and they had higher ...

Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

... stroke. For these patients, 60 percent of the strokes were disabling, and 20 percent were fatal. ... percent in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). strokes caused by AF can be more severe than other ... shown that warfarin can reduce the severity of strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, the ...

Beijing pollution may trigger heart attacks, strokes

... levels of pollution can cause heart attacks and strokes within 24 hours of exposure and increase the ... WHY POLLUTION CAUSES HEART ATTACKS, strokes AND BLOOD CLOTS Mutlu published research in ... that thousands of people in the U.S. die from strokes and heart attacks within 24 hours of a spike in ...

Women, Mexican-Americans at higher risk of ruptured brain aneurysm

... The project involves surveillance for all strokes and mini-strokes in Nueces County, and detailed ... hemorrhages account for 3 percent of the 780,000 strokes that occur in the United States each year. Because these strokes arise from ruptured aneurysms, which are weak ...

Significant reductions in mortality shown using blood pressure-lowering treatment in very elderly

... stroke mortality rate, but the reduction in all strokes of 30% did not quite reach statistical ... In those aged 80 and over, up to half of strokes are fatal and the reduction in fatal strokes is an important finding. Emeritus Professor ...

Morgan Fairchild Joins Neurologists, Emergency Physicians and the American Stroke Association to Educate the Public About Stroke Symptoms

... mother, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes until her death in 1999. Ms. Fairchild will be ... in February showing a tripling in the rate of strokes among middle-aged women, the campaign's targeted audience. "This surge of strokes in middle-aged women in a short period is ...

Smoking is major risk factor for stroke in China

... in China, accounting for about one in seven strokes in men, researchers reported in Stroke: Journal ... for an average 8.3 years, during which time 6,780 strokes occurred, 3,979 of them fatal. After adjusting ... Cigarette smoking accounted for 14.2 percent of strokes and 7.1 percent of stroke fatalities in men, and ...

Children with sickle cell disease, silent strokes show some relief with blood transfusions

... sickle cell disease and who experience silent strokes showed some relief from the silent strokes with blood transfusion therapy, researchers at ... of small arteries in the brain. Silent strokes ...

The Need for Speed: Two New Studies on Stroke

... of patients experiencing full-blown clot-based strokes got to the hospital even within six hours of the ... also assessed how severe the patients' strokes were, and looked for differences in the time to ... group. The patients with the most severe strokes made it to the hospital in the fastest time, with ...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

... primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes or death. (Vocus) August 8, 2009 -- The law ... to serious side effects , including high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and death. In addition, herbal Fen Phen has also been associated ...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

... specific, ambitious targets -- like preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes and cutting medication errors and administrative burdens in half -- will ... President Zoe Baird. "We know how to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes and how to slash the time physicians spend on administrative tasks. Let's ...

The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health

... are more common in women than breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes combined," said Dr. Siris. "Osteoporosis and related fractures take a ... are more common in women than breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes combined(viii) The impact of breaking a bone can be significant ...

Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

... be used. "Finally, multiple studies show the presence of sub-clinical strokes in atrial fibrillation and dementia," Bunch said. "Many small strokes over time can cause the damage." If that theory proves out, the ...

Concentric Medical Announces Enrollment Milestone for Merci Registry

... the leading cause of serious long-term disability with close to 800,000 strokes expected to occur in 2009. Ischemic stroke represents over 85% of strokes and occurs when a blockage or clot develops in one of the arteries ...

PhotoThera Closes $50 Million Financing, Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

... treatment effect for patients with moderate to moderately severe ischemic strokes using a post-hoc data analysis. In addition to Warburg Pincus, ... leading cause of death in the United States with approximately 700,000 strokes annually. Ischemic stroke, which accounts for about 83 percent of all ...

Boehringer Ingelheim Plans to Launch U.S. Registry to Assess the State of Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

... in the risk of stroke(3) and is associated with up to one out of every six strokes in the U.S.(2) Furthermore, AF-related strokes are often more severe and debilitating than other types.(4,5) "Stroke ...

Individualized stroke treatment available for patients, though underutilized

... New Orleans, La. -March 26, 2009 Nearly 90 percent of the 700,000 strokes that affect U.S. patients each year are caused by a blockage of blood ... a drug treatment frequently used to break down blood clots. strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the most common cause ...

Weighing the options after life-altering stroke

... Even under the best circumstances, patients who have suffered such strokes face at least moderate disability, and often their challenges are severe, ... with few effects, and we can predict that outcome fairly well. Others have strokes that are immediately catastrophic. But the vast majority of patients are ...

Statins lower stroke severity, improve recovery

... Previous researchers had shown a lower death rate and improved function in strokes when people had used statins. The Mayo team found that statin used in this cohort also decreased the severity of the strokes and significantly improved overall outcomes. The researchers say this ...
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