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Health News - Stroke

Common inflammatory disorder increases heart attack, stroke risk
Most inflammatory rheumatological disorders, such as arthritis, are associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. A new study adds polymyalgia rheumatica to this list. (Medical News Today)

Heart attack patients could be treated more quickly after Manchester research
Clinical judgement, combined with an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood test on arrival, is effective in reducing unnecessary hospital admissions for chest pain, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Targeting cell apoptosis after TIA in the elderly
Mitochondria play an important role in neuronal apoptosis caused by cerebral ischemia. (Medical News Today)

Traumatic brain injury-induced oxidative stress reduced by melatonin
Traumatic brain injury can cause post-traumatic neurodegenerations with an increase in reactive oxygen species and reactive oxygen species-mediated lipid peroxidation. (Medical News Today)

Is ischemic preconditioning for cerebral infarction related to upregulation of VEGF?
Neuroprotection by ischemic preconditioning has been confirmed by many studies, but the precise mechanism remains unclear. (Medical News Today)

High matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression induces microangiogenesis after cerebral infarction
Basement membrane degradation and blood-brain barrier damage appear after cerebral infarction, severely impacting neuronal and brain functioning. (Medical News Today)

Neurogenesis and recovery following stroke enhanced by Ginkgo biloba in mouse model
Led by Dr. Zahoor A. Shah, Dr. Shadia E. Nada and Jatin Tulsulkar (graduate student), researchers at the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, have discovered that mice treated with Ginkgo biloba 4 hours... (Medical News Today)

Immune cell discovered that plays neuroprotective role in the brain
A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury... (Medical News Today)

Blood thinning drug safety concerns exposed
The safety of the blood thinning drug dabigatran (Pradaxa) has been challenged in an investigation by the BMJ, as has the evidence that led to the drug's approval by regulators. (Medical News Today)

Older people with previous stroke or vascular disease at higher risk of stroke after heart surgery
Older people who have had strokes or who have vascular disease are at risk of stroke both immediately after cardiac surgery and during the following two years, according to a new study in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

Stroke rates declined 40 percent in both men and women 65 years and older over the last 20 years
A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. (Medical News Today)

Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients
The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. (Medical News Today)

Researchers paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer... (Medical News Today)

Statins may reduce cardiovascular death in type 2 diabetes
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What increases the neuronal plasticity of endogenous neural stem cells after focal cerebral ischemia?
Stem cells can substitute the lost cells after central nervous system injury, decrease nervous tissue damage and promote neurofunctional recovery. (Medical News Today)

Study finds a 20-year decline in stroke risk and death rates
After 2 decades of better control of risk factors, researchers find that stroke rates for Americans have declined. And those who do have a stroke have a better chance of surviving. (Medical News Today)

Risk for atrial fibrillation may be increased by moderate alcohol use
Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to... (Medical News Today)

Study finds decrease in incidence of stroke and subsequent death
In a study that included a large sample of black and white U.S. adults from several communities, rates of stroke incidence and subsequent death decreased from 1987 to 2011, with decreases varying... (Medical News Today)

History of stroke linked with increased risk of adverse outcomes after non-cardiac surgery
In an analysis that included more than 480,000 patients who underwent elective noncardiac surgery, a history of stroke was associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events... (Medical News Today)

Neurogenesis in Alzheimer's disease promoted by ADSCs transplantation
Recent evidence has demonstrated that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in the brain of adult rat or mouse models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and improve tissue and... (Medical News Today)

Patients with chronic stroke and cerebral palsy benefit from virtual reality interface device and brain neural networks
Virtual reality interface devices permit the user to interact with the virtual world in real time through a variety of multisensory channels including hearing, sight, touch and smell. (Medical News Today)

Increased stroke risk linked to high stress, hostility, depression
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to... (Medical News Today)

In acute cerebral ischemia, what aggravates hippocampal neuronal injury?
Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 has been demonstrated in acute cerebral ischemia. (Medical News Today)

How patients respond to filiform needle acupuncture versus antidepressant drugs for poststroke depression
Whether acupuncture or antidepressant drugs exhibit better therapeutic effects on poststroke depression remains disputed. (Medical News Today)

Hydrogen sulfide has potential health benefits in a range of issues, from diabetes to stroke, heart attacks and dementia
It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right tiny dosage, hydrogen sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health benefits in a... (Medical News Today)

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