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Health News - Stroke

Medications to prevent additional stroke may be less effective for patients with certain gene variants
In a study published online by JAMA, Yongjun Wang, M.D., of Capital Medical University, Beijing, and colleagues examined the association between variants of the gene CYP2C19 and clinical outcomes... (Medical News Today)

NICE green lights cholesterol-lowering treatment Praluent (alirocumab) for NHS funding
Sanofi has announced that the innovative cholesterol-lowering treatment Praluent® (alirocumab) has received Technology Appraisal Guidance (TAG) from the National Institute for Health and Care... (Medical News Today)

Statins associated with lower risk of cardiac events for some patients, not others
Cholesterol-lowering statins were associated with lower risk for major cardiac events in some patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease but not in others, according to an article published... (Medical News Today)

AFib patients at risk for stroke often prescribed aspirin instead of anticoagulants
PINNACLE Registry data shows gaps in guideline-recommended care.More than one-in-three patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeat, with an intermediate-to-high-risk of... (Medical News Today)

Device for irregular heartbeat may be more cost-effective than medication
A new study by a Yale researcher may support the use of a device for patients suffering from irregular heart rhythms. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find potential key to preventing heart attacks, strokes in older adults
Finding helps explain why older individuals are at greater risks for heart disease.As men and women grow older, their chances for coronary heart disease also increase. (Medical News Today)

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty
People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep... (Medical News Today)

MicroRNA may help control arterial thrombosis
The dangers of arterial thrombosis - the formation of blood clots that can block arteries and cause illness or death - can escalate through a vicious cycle of coagulation and inflammation. (Medical News Today)

USF researchers find stroke damages blood-spinal cord barrier
A team of researchers at the University of South Florida investigating the short and long-term effects of ischemic stroke in a rodent model has found that stroke can cause long-term damage to the... (Medical News Today)

Standard blood pressure target is sufficient for treating some strokes
An international stroke study found that standard and intensive blood pressure treatments were equally effective in the emergency treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke... (Medical News Today)

Keeping fit in midlife lowers stroke risk
Adults who have high physical fitness in middle age may be at 37 percent lower risk of stroke after the age of 65, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Air pollution is now a leading stroke risk factor
A new study suggests 90 percent of the global stroke burden is attributed to modifiable risk factors, and 30 percent is due to air pollution. (Medical News Today)

Why do women have a higher stroke hospitalization risk than men?
Researchers have confirmed that women have a 23 percent higher risk of stroke hospitalization, and they say it is due to inadequate care, not biology. (Medical News Today)

Barley lowers not one but two types of 'bad cholesterol', review suggests
Eating barley or foods containing barley significantly reduced levels of two types of "bad cholesterol" associated with cardiovascular risk, a St. Michael's Hospital research paper has found. (Medical News Today)

Stroke patients able to walk again after stem cell transplant
Stem cell transplantation restored the motor function of stroke patients in a new clinical trial, with some patients even regaining the ability to walk. (Medical News Today)

Stroke severity worse for shift workers
Shift work is known to disrupt the internal body clock. New research suggests this can worsen stroke outcomes, particularly for male shift workers. (Medical News Today)

Prevention may be essential to reducing racial disparities in stroke
NIH-funded study provides clues to differences in stroke deaths between blacks and whites. (Medical News Today)

Stem cells shown safe, beneficial for chronic stroke patients, clinical trial finds
Injecting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved not only safe but effective in restoring motor function, according to the findings of a small... (Medical News Today)

Brainwaves could be the next health vital sign
Simon Fraser University researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor's check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate measurement. (Medical News Today)

Migraine may increase risk of cardiovascular disease
Migraine is known to be a risk factor for stroke. New research shows that it is also linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality. (Medical News Today)

Implanted neuroprosthesis improves walking ability in stroke patient
A surgically implanted neuroprosthesis-programmed to stimulate coordinated activity of hip, knee, and ankle muscles-has led to substantial improvement in walking speed and distance in a patient... (Medical News Today)

UPMC researchers shine light on common heart complication after lung transplantation
Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following lung transplantation, and one that has a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the... (Medical News Today)

Study shows area undamaged by stroke remains so, regardless of time stroke is left untreated
Radiological imaging is being used more often to evaluate stroke diagnosis and outcomes, with penumbra, or tissue that is at risk of progressing to dead tissue but is still salvageable if blood... (Medical News Today)

Study of diabetes data reveals influence of multiple manifestations of microvascular disease on development of cardiovascular disease
A recent paper published in the The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology is the first to examine the influence of multiple manifestations of microvascular disease on the risk of cardiovascular disease... (Medical News Today)

Surgeons trial new drug to help brain haemorrhage patients
Surgeons in Southampton are trialling a new drug based on a chemical found in broccoli to try to improve outcomes for brain haemorrhage patients. (Medical News Today)

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