Stroke: New Treatments Mean New Hope

Stroke: New Treatments Mean New Hope

Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS, FAHA | April 1, 2023

Just the thought of a stroke is frightening. But there is good news—today’s new treatments mean that strokes are treatable…and beatable! The most common type—acute ischemic stroke, which accounts for...

Essential Activities for Post-Stroke Recovery
Stroke

Essential Activities for Post-Stroke Recovery

Joel Stein, MD | September 5, 2023

...that were previously handled by damaged sections. Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Numerous studies have shown that stroke rehabilitation programs lead to the best outcomes. Very simply, people who participate in them do...

The Signs of Stroke

The Signs of Stroke

Kelli McCourt | November 16, 2022

...I recognize the signs of a stroke in myself or someone else? The Stroke Awareness Foundation (StrokeInfo.org) suggests the BE FAST acronym to help identify the early signs of a...

New Aspirin Recommendations for Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

New Aspirin Recommendations for Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Chris Iliades, MD | November 1, 2022

...lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have recently been modified.   The use of low-dose aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke has changed as more...

Stroke Danger from PTSD for Young Adults
Stroke

Stroke Danger from PTSD for Young Adults

November 27, 2019

...triggering factor for both ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)—a “ministroke” that lasts only minutes or seconds and is often a warning for full stroke. But it has not...

Alert: Pregnancy Strokes Are on the Rise…and They’re Preventable!
Women's Health

Alert: Pregnancy Strokes Are on the Rise…and They’re Preventable!

Larry B. Goldstein, MD | August 29, 2019

...Alarming as this sounds, most of these strokes don’t have to happen if pregnant women and new mothers—and their doctors—take the right preventive measures. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of...

These Infections Could Increase Your Stroke Risk
Stroke

These Infections Could Increase Your Stroke Risk

August 7, 2019

...increase one’s vulnerability to a life-threatening stroke, questions have remained around the specific types of stroke that may be triggered by different infections. Now: To find out exactly which infections...

Positive Thinking Could Help Prevent a Stroke

Positive Thinking Could Help Prevent a Stroke

August 25, 2020

...a future stroke. Study details: Researchers asked 552 patients who were recovering from a mild/moderate stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), commonly known as a “ministroke,” if they believed...

Statin Side Effects
Cardiovascular Disease

Statin Side Effects

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD | June 6, 2024

...risk of ischemic stroke (83 percent of strokes, caused by a blood clot) in middle-aged people. But studies also link the drug to a 66 percent increased risk of hemorrhagic...

Heard by the Editors

Heard by the Editors

Jia Zhao, PhD | July 2, 2022

...shoulder range of motion, activities of daily living, and symptoms of depression. The American Heart Association’s/American Stroke Association’s Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke recommend...

Little-Known Heart Attack and Stroke Triggers: New Insights
Heart

Little-Known Heart Attack and Stroke Triggers: New Insights

Barry A. Franklin, PhD | November 11, 2019

...condition that strikes 325,000 people yearly.  Ischemic stroke, when blood flow is blocked to the brain, occurring in nearly 800,000 people every year. If you ask most cardiologists what leads...

Understanding and Preventing Heart Attacks
Diseases & Conditions

Understanding and Preventing Heart Attacks

Michael Ozner, MD | February 1, 2024

...a heart attack or stroke. Even though there are techniques to open blocked coronary arteries and others to remove clots from arteries in the brain to treat stroke, CVD remains...

Statin Drugs Reduce Deaths in the Frail and Elderly
Diseases & Conditions

Statin Drugs Reduce Deaths in the Frail and Elderly

Chris Iliades, MD | March 26, 2024

...stroke or heart attack. These benefits are well supported by clinical studies. But can statins benefit older adults who have no history of high cholesterol, heart attack, or stroke? A...

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Sleep

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD | May 1, 2024

...of stroke. As for sleep apnea itself, the researchers found it triples the risk of stroke. •Suicide. In a 10-year study of more than 14,000 people ages 67 to 90,...

Positivity Protects Your Heart
Mental Health

Positivity Protects Your Heart

Glenn N. Levine, MD | February 1, 2023

...and higher rates of heart attack, stroke, and ventricular arrhythmia, according to studies in the European Heart Journal and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Anxiety appears to...