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  • Women face higher stroke rates than men

    October 16, 2014 Categories: Program News, Stroke News

    (Dallas) Oct. 15, 2014 – Supermodel and Actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the world’s second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29.

  • ‘Mini-stroke’ may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

    October 02, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: About 30 percent of transient ischemic attack or “mini-stroke” patients had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a new study. Those with PTSD had more depression, anxiety and reduced mental and physical quality of life. Patients overestimating their stroke risk and who don’t cope with their mini-stroke well are at higher risk to develop PTSD.

  • Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

    September 04, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich foods. The health benefits from potassium-rich foods are greater among older women who do not have high blood pressure. Most older American women do not eat the recommended amounts of potassium from foods.

  • TeleStroke units improve stroke care in underserved areas

    August 21, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights Telemedicine improved and sustained high-quality stroke care in rural Germany for patients without prompt access to specialized stroke units. The timely use of clot-busting drugs in hospitals with telemedicine units exceeded American Heart Association goals for telemedicine stroke care in the United States.

  • Hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke drop in last decade

    August 18, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: U.S. hospitalization and death rates for heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade. Rates declined more for these conditions than for any others. Improved lifestyle, quality of care and prevention strategies contributed to the decrease.

  • Low education, smoking, high blood pressure may lead to increased stroke risk

    August 14, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Poorly educated adults who smoke face a higher risk of stroke than smokers with a higher education. The combination of smoking and high blood pressure increased stroke risk the most, confirming earlier findings in numerous studies.

  • Slowing brain functions linked to increased risk of stroke, death

    August 07, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Declining memory and cognitive ability may increase the risk of stroke in adults over age 65. After stroke, cognitive function declined almost twice as fast. Stroke and cognitive decline increased the risk of death in older adults.

  • Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

    August 07, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: Manipulating the neck has been associated with cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke. Although a direct cause-and-effect link has not been established between neck manipulation and the risk of stroke, healthcare providers should inform patients of the association before they undergo neck manipulation.

  • Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

    July 17, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Women sexually abused in childhood may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early marker of cardiovascular disease in midlife. Psychosocial factors are important to the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Awareness of the long-term mental and physical consequences of sexual abuse in childhood needs to be heightened nationally.

  • Hispanic Americans need culturally tailored heart care

    July 14, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: Healthcare providers need to consider culture and ethnicity as they counsel Hispanic patients on health behavior and health outcomes. Because Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing ethnic population in the United States, new research and clinical efforts should be directed towards understanding their range of diverse racial and cultural profiles. Addressing the cardiovascular health of U.S. minority populations, such as Hispanics, will help improve the cardiovascular health of the country as a whole.

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