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Infections in childhood linked to high risk of ischemic stroke

PediatricSuperSite.com February 9, 2012. Common childhood infections appear to increase risk of ischemic stroke in children, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012. Infection is an established risk factor for ischemic stroke in adults, and this study indicates the same is true for children. Researchers found acute infections are […]

Scores Help Identify Stroke Patients at Risk of Brain Bleed

By: MICHELE G. SULLIVAN, Cardiology News Digital Network – 02/09/12. NEW ORLEANS – Two new risk assessment scores predicted the likelihood of a symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage after ischemic stroke treatment with more than 70% accuracy. Predictive rules such as these are important because there is still no large-scale prospective study that clearly identifies which patients […]

Gene fault linked to stroke risk

Gene fault linked to stroke risk

Little Hampton Gazette: A “single genetic mutation can double your risk of stroke”, the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper added that scientists hope the discovery could lead to tailored treatments for the condition. The news is based on research which looked for genetic variations that were more common in people who had had an ischaemic stroke than in people […]

Nearly Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Remain Hypertensive

Nearly Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Remain Hypertensive

      By: MITCHEL L. ZOLER, Family Practice News Digital Network: NEW ORLEANS – Nearly half of adult Americans who self-reported a history of stroke also had poorly-controlled hypertension, based on a review of data collected from a U.S. nationwide sample during 1999-2004. In addition, another 8% of stroke survivors had undiagnosed hypertension, Dr. Amytis […]

40% of Patients at High Risk for Stroke Are Not Taking Anticoagulants

40% of Patients at High Risk for Stroke Are Not Taking Anticoagulants

New Results From the National Health and Wellness Survey Show Patients at High Risk for Stroke Have Lower Quality of Life, More Hospitalizations NEW YORK, NY, Nov 07, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Nearly 40% of diagnosed “high-risk” atrial fibrillation (AF) patients in the 5EU are not taking an anticoagulant to prevent stroke, according to […]

Stroke risk factors may lead to cognitive problems: Study

Stroke risk factors may lead to cognitive problems: Study

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that high blood pressure and other known risk factors for stroke also increase the risk of developing cognitive problems, even among people who have never had a stroke. The first author Frederick Unverzagt, PhD, and a professor of psychiatry at Indiana University School […]

Increased Stroke Figures Remain Major Issue of Concern

Increased Stroke Figures Remain Major Issue of Concern

On the eve of World Stroke Day, celebrated on 29 October 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) again gave a warning call against the deadly heart strokes. The PHA officials also accounted that if all the patients correctly notice the early dangerous stroke risks, then thousands of lives could be easily saved by effectively treating […]