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Blood Infection Sepsis Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke

Posted 9 days ago by

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 – Survivors of serious bloodstream infections called sepsis are at increased risk for stroke and heart attack for four weeks after leaving the hospital, a new study finds. The study included roughly 42,300 sepsis patients in Taiwan. Of those, 22 percent died within 30 days of hospital admission. Among the survivors, 1,012 had a cardiovascular event, 831 had a stroke and ...

With Stroke Comes Higher Dementia Risk: Study

Posted 19 days ago by

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 – People who've had a stroke face up to twice the normal risk of dementia, a new review suggests. In what they say is the largest analysis of its kind, British researchers examined 48 studies that included 3.2 million people worldwide. "We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70 percent, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk," said ...

Secret Tunnels Between Skull, Brain Speed Immune Cells After Stroke in Mice

Posted 27 Aug 2018 by

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 – Immune cells use channels that run from skull bone marrow to the lining of the brain to rapidly respond to stroke and other brain injuries, a new study in mice suggests. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside bones. Along with red blood cells, it produces immune cells that fight infections and heal injuries. "We always thought that immune cells from our arms and legs ...

Study Finds Some Patients With A-Fib Have Hidden Brain Damage

Posted 27 Aug 2018 by

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 – In a new study of patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), 4 in 10 had previously undetected brain damage, though none had a history of stroke or mini-stroke. This brain damage could put them at risk for mental decline and dementia, researchers said. Their study included nearly 1,400 patients in Switzerland, average age 72, who had atrial ...

AHA: Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health of Those Near and Far

Posted 15 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) – More than 100 wildfires are blazing through parts of the western United States, including one in California that has grown to become the largest fire in the state's history. Fires that vast have created logistical nightmares and health concerns for residents within their reach, as well as the firefighters working around the clock to ...

AHA: After Mini-Stroke at 41, She's on a Mission to Educate Others

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) – During a meeting in their Manhattan office, Stacy Quinn was trying to tell her supervisor, "Gill is working on the project." "Are you OK?" her boss said, having heard Quinn utter an unintelligible slur. Quinn said she was fine, although she knew that wasn't totally true. That morning in December 2014, she'd experienced, "the worst headache of ...

AHA: A Better Way to Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes … in Space

Posted 31 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts – and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too. NASA astronauts currently undergo a special screening method that scans coronary arteries for a buildup of calcified plaque. This ...

AHA: Stroke Survivor's Tattoo Gets People Talking

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Scars are a natural sign of healing, but not every physical trauma leaves a visible reminder. The only outward sign that 27-year-old Skylar Doerwaldt is a stroke survivor is of her choosing: a tattoo on her left forearm. The dark, jagged lines represent the arteries in her neck. It's a copy of the magnetic resonance angiography scan taken ...

AHA: A Daughter's School Lesson Helped Save a Mom's Life

Posted 20 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Christa Murphy was in the bathroom getting ready for work, yet the routine wasn't going like it should. She kept dropping the soap in the shower. She squeezed globs of toothpaste out of the tube, seemingly everywhere but onto the bristles of her brush. "I started to feel really strange," she said. "But I didn't feel sick. I didn't have a ...

Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood Pressure

Posted 20 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke, yet has no symptoms of its own. That's why having your blood pressure checked regularly is a must, as is controlling it if it's high. But identifying the right high blood pressure drugs can be a challenge. According to research from the University of Iowa, having a pharmacist on your ...

AHA: New Insights Into Sickle Cell and Stroke Risk

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African Americans – but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn't. It's a new layer on the study and treatment of these inherited conditions affecting red blood cells, and experts say it should prompt doctors to dig deeper. Past studies have suggested there ...

Heart Meds May Be Wrong for Millions of Americans

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 – Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20 percent, Stanford University researchers reported. That means almost ...

AHA: Stroke Survivor Vows to 'Live Life Again'

Posted 29 May 2018 by

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Last November, two days before Thanksgiving, Gerardo Lucio collapsed after getting off a forklift at work. When he was able to get up, his right arm and leg were weak and he had trouble walking. A nephew he worked with took him to a hospital. "I couldn't believe it," said Lucio. "I didn't know what was happening." The emergency room staffers ...

AHA: High-Flying Young Doc Overcomes Stroke That Once Grounded Him

Posted 24 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Flying at 35,000 feet at the start of a trip from their Chicago home to Hawaii to celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child, Dave Levy woke his sleeping wife and said, "Does my right eye look weird?" Allison Pataki, five months pregnant, replied that his eye was indeed dilated. As an orthopedic resident, Dave realized what to do. "I ...

AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America

Posted 21 May 2018 by

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) – When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren't many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff, even though Latinos comprise about a third of the city's population. Occasionally, the Mexican-American cardiologist found himself translating for his colleagues – a task that continued when he ...

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