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  • Number of strokes increase as pollution levels rise

    February 17, 2016, Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke may be associated with climate change and air pollution. In a study conducted in the United States and China, the total number of strokes increased as pollution levels rose. Changes in climate may have contributed to the total number of strokes.

  • Imaging, not time, may determine who is right for stroke clot removal

    February 17, 2016, Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke treatment that mechanically removes blood clots more than six hours after symptoms begin may be beneficial for some patients when they are identified using advanced brain imaging. Using imaging tools such as CT perfusion scans could extend the treatment window and allow more patients to be treated.

  • American Stroke Association honors nine outstanding contributors to stroke, research

    February 17, 2016, Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2016 — Scientists who have devoted their careers to stroke research and contributed to groundbreaking studies, as well as young stroke researchers making notable contributions to today’s understanding of stroke, will be honored for their work by the American Stroke Association during the International Stroke Conference 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


    February 17, 2016, Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    In 2015, several clinical trials showed that removing stroke-causing blood clots in what is called “endovascular therapy” may be better than drug treatment and was a major breakthrough in stroke treatment.


    February 16, 2016, Categories: Stroke News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Tip Titles: Regularly checking temperature and blood sugar may improve stroke recovery; Involving spiritual organizations may reduce health disparities among urban Black women; Chinese culture supports family caregiving for stroke patients.

  • Heart Organizations Support Core Quality Measures, With Reservations

    February 16, 2016, Categories: Advisories & Comments

    WASHINGTON D.C., Feb. 16, 2016 — Quality measures announced today by the Core Quality Measures Collaborative represent a step forward in reducing paperwork and confusion while also allowing providers to focus on measures that impact patient outcomes, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) said in support of implementation of the proposed cardiovascular measures. But the groups expressed reservations about blood pressure targets included in the measures.

  • Six Things That Raise Your Blood Pressure

    February 16, 2016, Categories: Program News

    DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2016 - Keeping your pressure under control can mean adding things to your life, like exercise, that help lower it. But, you may not realize that it also means avoiding things that raise your pressure. A healthy blood pressure level means...

  • Recent asthma may be linked with abdominal aneurysm rupture

    February 11, 2016, Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Recent active asthma may increase the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm and rupture in adult patients. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a dangerous weakening of the main blood vessel in the body and may lead to rupture and sudden death. Asthmatic adults were significantly more likely than non-asthmatics to develop abdominal aortic aneurysm.

  • Prehypertension in late pregnancy linked with underweight newborns, stillbirths

    February 01, 2016, Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Women who develop prehypertension late in their pregnancies may be more likely to deliver underweight or stillborn babies than women whose blood pressure remains normal. Women who experienced a rise of 15 points or more in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) and develop prehypertension were at the greatest risk of giving birth to an underweight baby. Women that experienced a rise in diastolic blood pressure during pregnancy but didn’t reach prehypertension still had an increased risk of a having an underweight baby.

  • Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

    February 01, 2016, Categories: Program News

    Study Highlights Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in people 60 and older could increase stroke risk. The increased stroke risk associated with systolic blood...

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