Category: Stroke Risk

Doubling Up Against Strokes 0

Doubling Up Against Strokes

Headache, confusion, sudden loss of vision, dizziness — these are the symptoms of a stroke that can come at any moment, and getting help fast is crucial to a stroke victim’s recovery. Now a...

Arsenic Linked to Atherosclerosis 0

Arsenic Linked to Atherosclerosis

A new study reveals long-term ingestion of inorganic arsenic, a contaminant often found in some well water, may be linked to heart attacks, strokes and diseased arteries. For the first time, researchers report a...

Act FAST 0

Act FAST

Early detection and treatment can help a stroke victim survive and decrease the severity of long-term damage. Learn the symptoms of stroke by memorizing a simple acronym: FAST… F is for facial numbness, especially...

Common Drugs Linked to Stroke 0

Common Drugs Linked to Stroke

Patients taking drugs such as antidepressants or migraine pills to enhance serotonin production may be at increased risk for stroke, say researchers. In the issue of Neurology, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital report on...

Migraines and Stroke Risk in Men 0

Migraines and Stroke Risk in Men

A new study shows chronic headache is a predictor of stroke in men. Interestingly, the study did not find a connection between headaches and stroke risk in women. There have been many studies linking...

Option to open clogged arteries safely 0

Option to open clogged arteries safely

A study found a less-invasive stenting procedure is as effective as carotid endarterectomy surgery. Stents are mesh tubes that are used to keep clogged arteries open. Newer stents are coated with materials that prevent...

Stroke Risk Causing Factors 0

Stroke Risk Causing Factors

A blood test could reveal which stroke patients are at risk for bleeding in the brain. The new research reveals a cell-regulating protein is higher in patients at a greater risk for this bleeding....

Research on A Risk Factor for Stroke 0

Research on A Risk Factor for Stroke

British researchers attempted to shed some light on an amino acid in the blood long suspected as a risk factor for stroke. The study results suggest people who carry a gene that produces a...