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  • New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke

    September 08, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: New technique uses a glove on the unaffected hand to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the stroke-affected hand. The best improvement was noted in patients who had moderate hand impairment from their stroke less than two years earlier. The study also demonstrated that stroke survivors can effectively use technology for self-administered therapy at home.

  • Heart disease, stroke risk factors may increase in severity before menopause

    August 03, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: The severity of metabolic syndrome and its 5 risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes may increase more rapidly in the years before, rather than after, menopause. As women go through menopause, doctors and other care providers can use this “teachable moment” to emphasize the importance of diet and exercise in reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

  • Female smokers face greatest risk for brain bleeds

    July 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Bleeds in the inner lining of the brain are significantly more common among smokers, especially female smokers, than non-smokers. Even light smoking increases the risk, but the greatest risk is among heavy smokers.

  • Pre-stroke risk factors influence long-term future stroke, dementia risk

    July 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, before your first stoke, your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia long after your initial stroke may be higher. Taking good care of your heart disease risk factors — even if you have never experienced a stroke — is not only important to prevent the first stroke, but it can go a long way to prevent a second stroke and dementia.

  • Genetically inherited high cholesterol increases long-term risks of coronary heart disease and stroke

    June 29, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

      Study Highlights People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease. These patients also may be more likely to have hardening of the...

  • Prevention is key to closing racial disparity gap in stroke

    June 02, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Middle aged African-Americans are more likely to die of stroke than are whites, not because of differences in care after stroke, but because blacks are having more strokes. Researchers suggest greater prevention efforts aimed at younger African-Americans are needed to raise awareness of early stroke risk and contributing factors.

  • Stroke in younger Danish adults spiked over the past two decades

    May 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights Stroke and “warning stroke” in young adults may be on the rise in Denmark. Hospital admissions for first-time stroke and TIA increased in people 15 to 30 years of age from 1994 to 2012 in Denmark. Researchers say an increase in the number of people with diabetes and obesity may have contributed to this trend, which may make the results applicable to the United States.

  • U.S. stroke hospitalizations drop overall, but increase for young people and African-Americans

    May 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights Nationwide, hospitalizations for strokes fell almost 20 percent between 2000 and 2010. However, there is a sharp increase in hospitalizations among those age 25 to 44. Prevention efforts that address risk factors, such as high blood pressure, may be contributing to the findings for older Americans.

  • Blood pressure over time may better predict stroke, death risk

    May 09, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: The pattern of systolic blood pressure from middle age onward may tell more than a single blood pressure reading about a person’s risk of stroke and death from other diseases linked to high blood pressure. Understanding these trajectory patterns may be important for prevention strategies. Blood pressure can change markedly with age and should be checked regularly, researchers advise.

  • In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

    May 04, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal falls-prevention program to prevent accidents at home. Whenever possible, initial rehabilitation should take place in an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a nursing home.

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