Skip to Content

Join the 'Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis' group to help and get support from people like you.

Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis News

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 – Shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime. The painful skin rash can occur in anyone who's had chickenpox, and the risk increases with age. The new study looked at 2003-2013 medical records for more than 23,000 people in South Korea who had shingles. The researchers also reviewed data on a similar number of people without shingles. They found the shingles group had a 59 percent higher risk of heart attack and a 35 percent higher risk of stroke than the others. Stroke risk was highest among those under 40. The risks of both stroke and heart attack were highest the first year after the onset of shingles and decreased with time, according to the study. The results appear in a research letter published July 3 in the Journal of the American College of ... Read more

Related support groups: Heart Disease, Ischemic Stroke, Herpes Zoster, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Varicella-Zoster, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Varicella Virus Vaccine, Ischemic Heart Disease, Measles Virus Vaccine/Mumps Virus Vaccine/Rubella Virus Vaccine/Varicella Virus Vaccine, ProQuad, Varicella-Zoster - Prophylaxis, Varivax

For Many, Friends Are Key to Happiness in Old Age

Posted 29 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 29, 2017 – As you age, the friends you keep wield an ever-greater impact on your health and sense of happiness, new research reveals. They may even outstrip family in terms of the sway they have over you, according to the pair of new studies. Lead investigator William Chopik cited several reasons why friendships might pack a bigger punch than blood relationships when it comes to influencing health and well-being. "We spend leisure time with friends. We freely choose to continue relationships with friends," said Chopik, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University. If the friendships last until older adulthood, "clearly these are good friendships," he added. "As we age, we prune away at some of the friendships that are more superficial and acquaintance-like," he said. That means that as older adults, "we're left with the ones that are deeper and make ... Read more

Related support groups: Depression, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Type 2, Cancer, Cough, Major Depressive Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Hypertension, Ischemic Stroke, High Cholesterol, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Maintenance, Transient Ischemic Attack, Dysthymia, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Bronchiectasis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

Posted 29 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 – Call it a step in the right direction: More and more Americans are trying to walk their way to better health. The number of adults who took up walking for exercise or as a way to get from place to place increased significantly between 2005 and 2015, federal health officials reported Thursday. During that time, the percentage of women who walk increased from 57 percent to 65 percent. Among men, the percentage increased from 54 percent to 63 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "People who are physically active have a lower risk of many chronic diseases – like heart disease, stroke and depression – and it supports the healthy aging process for older adults," said study lead author Emily Ussery, a CDC epidemiologist. On the downside, although more people are walking, the increase among men has stalled a bit in recent years, ... Read more

Related support groups: Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Heart Disease, Dysthymia, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Ischemic Heart Disease

Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke

Posted 28 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 – As more young adults are hospitalized for stroke each year in the United States, new research from Sweden hints at a reason why: Teens who become overweight during adolescence appear to face a higher stroke risk later. "According to our results, avoiding excessive BMI increase between 8 and 20 years of age would lower the risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases," said study author Dr. Jenny Kindblom, of the University of Gothenburg. BMI, or body mass index, is a measure of body fat. The investigators noted that excessive weight gain during puberty may lead to elevated blood pressure, a strong risk factor for stroke. "We see a strong association between BMI change during puberty and a diagnosis of hypertension [high blood pressure]," said study co-author Dr. Claes Ohlsson, from the same university. Overall, stroke rates in the United States have declined ... Read more

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – Patients with a common heart rhythm disorder who receive a cardiologist's care soon after diagnosis are less likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that increases the risk of stroke and other complications. It affects between 3 million and 5 million Americans. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine analyzed data on more than 184,000 people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation between 2004 and 2012. Within 90 days of diagnosis, 40 percent were cared for by a cardiologist and 60 percent by a primary care doctor only. Patients seen by cardiologists had a 9 percent lower risk of stroke and an 11 percent lower risk of early death, the study found. The lower stroke risk probably resulted from a higher rate of prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs that prevent blood clots, ... Read more

Related support groups: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmia, Transient Ischemic Attack, Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Posted 22 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 – Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke later in life, versus women who bottle-fed their babies. How might breast-feeding help heart health? One theory holds that breast-feeding helps "reset" a woman's metabolism after pregnancy, according to lead researcher Sanne Peters. She's a research fellow in epidemiology at the University of Oxford in England. The study pointed out that women who breast-feed for a longer time tend to have lower odds of high blood pressure and diabetes, for example. Dr. Nieca Goldberg, is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She said it's possible that women who breast-feed ... Read more

Related support groups: Delivery, Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Lactation Suppression, Labor and Delivery including Augmentation, Lactation Augmentation

Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 – Combining low doses of several different blood pressure drugs may be better than using a standard dose of just one medication, a new review of past studies suggests. Two-thirds of patients taking a blood pressure-lowering drug don't improve as much as their doctors would like, the researchers noted. Citing a "critical need" for new approaches, they reviewed 42 studies involving ultra-low doses of multiple medications. Their conclusion: "Low doses can achieve large effects when used in combination," said review co-author Dr. Anthony Rodgers. "What we found was that four quarter doses [of different medications] gives a lot of benefit with few apparent side effects." High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, heart attack and several other major conditions, so it's important to get good treatment, said Rodgers. He is a professor of global health at the George ... Read more

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Azor, Benicar HCT, Exforge, Hyzaar, Diovan HCT, Lotrel, Avalide, Hydrochlorothiazide/Lisinopril, Maxzide, Dyazide, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Hydrochlorothiazide/Triamterene, Micardis HCT, Tribenzor, Caduet, Ziac, Edarbyclor, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting Wrong Doses?

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 – Nearly one in six Americans who takes newer blood thinners for the heart rhythm problem atrial fibrillation may not receive the proper dose, a new study suggests. A-fib is a common condition, marked by an irregular and often rapid heart beat. It's associated with a fivefold increased risk of stroke, but blood thinners reduce that risk. Many a-fib patients also have kidney disease and need a lower medication dose than others, the study authors said. "Dosing errors of these blood-thinning medications in patients with atrial fibrillation are common and have concerning adverse outcomes," said lead author Xiaoxi Yao, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Moreover, "the number of patients using these drugs has quickly increased since the introduction of this new class of drugs in 2010," Yao said in a Mayo news release. The researchers looked at nearly ... Read more

Related support groups: Warfarin, Coumadin, Atrial Fibrillation, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Renal Failure, Eliquis, Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Kidney Disease, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Arixtra, Dabigatran, Jantoven, Fondaparinux, Savaysa, Edoxaban, Arixtra 5 mg/dose, Dicumarol

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Posted 25 May 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 – Several factors raise the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia, a new study suggests. Preeclampsia is a condition marked by high blood pressure and protein in a pregnant woman's urine. It affects between 3 percent and 8 percent of pregnancies. Women with preeclampsia are at increased risk for stroke during and after pregnancy, though pregnancy-related strokes are rare. "Preeclampsia is a very complex disorder that's not completely understood. Our study sought to discover if there are ... clues that may help identify the women with preeclampsia who are at the highest risk for pregnancy-related stroke," said lead author Dr. Eliza Miller, a vascular neurology fellow at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Researchers looked at nearly 89,000 women who developed preeclampsia between 2003 and 2012. Of those, about ... Read more

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Urinary Tract Infection, Hypertension, Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Toxemia of pregnancy, Hypertensive Heart Disease, HELLP Syndrome

Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes

Posted 12 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 – Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. But fast action and quick treatment can save lives and reduce disability. "Stroke statistics are alarming. It's the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious adult disabilities," said Dr. Randolph Marshall, chief of the stroke division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. "The most effective method in saving a stroke victim's life is to diagnose and treat immediately after a stroke occurs," said Dr. Matthew Fink, neurologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Both hospitals are in New York City. "Strokes kill nearly 133,000 people a year. The good news is that approximately 80 percent of strokes can be prevented," Marshall said in a NewYork-Presbyterian news release. As part of Stroke Awareness Month, the two experts ... Read more

Related support groups: Smoking, Ischemic Stroke, Smoking Cessation, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

Posted 19 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 – High doses of powerful statin drugs have been shown to avert future heart problems, including heart attack and stroke. Yet many heart attack patients stop taking these medicines as recommended, a new study reveals. Researchers examined data for heart attack patients who had a prescription for a "high-intensity" statin filled within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital. Two years later, only 42 percent were taking these medicines regularly, the study found. Thirteen percent switched to a low- or moderate-intensity statin, while 19 percent weren't taking a statin regularly. Close to 1 in 5 stopped taking any statin altogether, the researchers said. The lack of adherence to recommended high-intensity statin therapy is short-sighted, suggested study lead author Dr. Robert Rosenson. "The message is that the benefits of statins continue to accrue over ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, High Cholesterol, Lipitor, Simvastatin, Crestor, Atorvastatin, Pravastatin, Transient Ischemic Attack, Zocor, Lovastatin, Rosuvastatin, High Cholesterol - Familial Heterozygous, Hypertriglyceridemia, Pravachol, Livalo, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Red Yeast Rice, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

Posted 18 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 – Having high blood pressure makes you more likely to have heart disease or a stroke. But because high blood pressure doesn't usually cause warning symptoms, you could be at risk without even knowing it. That's why it's important to have your blood pressure checked regularly by a healthcare professional. High blood pressure is a particular concern if you're black because it's more prevalent among blacks than any other group in the United States. Research from Johns Hopkins University found that a primary cause of high blood pressure among blacks was stress. However, anyone can develop high blood pressure. When you have a blood pressure check: The first, or top, number in the reading is called the systolic number; the second, or lower, number, is the diastolic number. Normal blood pressure is less than 120 mmHg for systolic pressure and a diastolic level of less ... Read more

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Ischemic Stroke, Heart Attack, Transient Ischemic Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Myocardial Infarction - Prophylaxis, Post MI Syndrome, Hypertensive Heart Disease

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

Posted 13 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 – Losing a job might increase your risk for a fatal stroke, a new study from Japan suggests. "While the Japanese culture is different from the U.S. culture, the implication is that job security could help reduce stroke risk," said lead researcher Dr. Ehab Eshak. Eshak is a visiting associate professor of public health at Osaka University's Graduate School of Medicine. Among roughly 42,000 Japanese adults, Eshak's team found that those who remained employed over 15 years had a lower risk of stroke than those who lost a job. Compared with steadily employed workers, jobless men had a nearly 60 percent higher risk of stroke. And they were 120 percent more likely to die from it, Eshak said. Women with a jobless stint suffered, too. They were over 50 percent more likely to have a stroke and nearly 150 percent more likely to die from it, the study found. Stroke – ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65. The study looked at a sample of data from some U.S. stroke hospitalizations. From 2003 to 2004 in this sample, more than 141,000 people from 18 to 65 were admitted to hospitals for stroke. By 2011 to 2012, that number had risen to more than 171,000, researchers found. "Our results stress the importance of prevention of stroke risk factors in younger adults," said lead author Dr. Mary George. She's a senior medical officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's division of heart disease and stroke prevention. "Young adults, ages 18 to 54, are experiencing a small but sustained increase in stroke and in the prevalence of traditional stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Diagnosis and Investigation, Head Imaging

Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery

Posted 5 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 – People who were active and exercised regularly before their stroke were less likely to face disability after the attack, researchers say. But the amount of body fat a person had did not seem to be tied to post-stroke disability, the study found. Fitness was key, though. "Being physically inactive before stroke predicts a higher risk of being dependent both before and after stroke," said study author Pamela Rist, of Harvard University. Her team's findings were published online April 5 in the journal Neurology. The new study involved more than 18,000 people with no history of stroke who were followed for an average of 12 years. During that time, nearly 1,400 of the participants suffered a stroke but survived. Three years after their stroke, those who had exercised regularly before their stroke were 18 percent more likely to be able to perform basic tasks – ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next

Ask a Question

Further Information

Related Condition Support Groups

Cerebral Vascular Disorder

Related Drug Support Groups

aspirin, warfarin, Coumadin, Eliquis, Arthritis Pain, Ecotrin, apixaban, Arthritis Pain Formula, Bayer Aspirin, view more... Jantoven, Buffered Aspirin, Bufferin, Aspergum, Low Dose ASA, Fasprin, Sloprin, Aspir-Low, Aspirin Low Strength, Easprin, ZORprin, Ascriptin Enteric, YSP Aspirin, Aspirin Lite Coat, Zero-Order Release, Acetylsalicylic Acid, Norwich Aspirin, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Acuprin 81, Heartline, Stanback Analgesic, Aspirtab, Aspir 81, Aspir-Mox IB, Ecpirin, Aspirin Buffered, Aspir-Mox, Magnaprin, Gennin-FC, Bayer Plus, Buffex, Ecotrin Maximum Strength, Empirin, Halfprin, Aspiritab, Medi-Seltzer, Buffasal, Entercote, Extra Strength Bayer, Tri-Buffered Aspirin, Entaprin, Bufferin Extra Strength, Minitabs, Litecoat Aspirin, Genacote, aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / calcium carbonate / magnesium hydroxide, Genprin, Therapy Bayer