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Tag: Heart Stroke

60% Stroke Cases In India Lead To Disability, 30% Cause Death: Experts
60% Stroke Cases In India Lead To Disability, 30% Cause Death: Experts

Covid has also increased the risk of stroke, particularly among the young patients between 20 and 30,as the virus triggers abnormal and severe clotting in blood. While the risk is around 1 per cent (higher if other risk factors for stroke are present), it is still life-threatening or leads to severe disability.

COVID-19 Infection Linked To Stroke In Healthy Young People

New York: Researchers have revealed that young and otherwise healthy patients with Covid-19 may have an increased risk of stroke even if they are not showing any symptoms of the disease. For the findings, published in the journal Neurosurgery, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in the US analysed patients having suffered a stroke from March […]

Heart Attack Prevention Efforts Lag For People With Stroke

New York: Researchers have found that patients with peripheral artery disease or stroke were less likely to receive recommended treatments to prevent heart attack than those with coronary artery disease. All three are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Depending on the location of the blockage, atherosclerosis increases the risk for three serious conditions: coronary artery […]

Higher Alcohol Consumption Linked To Increased Stroke Risk

London: In a warning for heavy drinkers, new research says that higher alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of having a stroke or developing peripheral artery disease (PAD). While observational studies have consistently shown that heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, they often use self-reported data […]

Music Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Recover Faster

London: Researchers have found that listening to music helps stroke patients recover by stimulating their brain and lifting their mood. The study, published in the journal Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients. The research was carried out on a 26-bed stroke […]

BP Problems Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risk In Youths

New York: Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine whether medications are necessary could be masking […]

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Cancer Patients At Doubled Risk Of Dying From Stroke: Study

New York: People living with cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, compared to the general population say, researchers, adding that the risk increases with time. Cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum were the type most commonly associated with fatal stroke, said the study published in the journal Nature […]

Why Spinal Cord Injury Linked To Higher Rates Of Stroke?

Toronto: Researchers have found that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. “People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why? We found that the risk of fatigue is nine times greater in individuals with spinal cord […]

Air Pollution In India Linked To Heart Attack, Stroke

New Delhi: Researchers conducting a study in a periurban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index (carotid intima-media thickness) — a marker of atherosclerosis — which […]

Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Could Be Deadly For Some

New York: Those with high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk of cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours a day, says a study. “Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be protective for some people with these health conditions and risks,” said lead […]

Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure

London: People suffering from insomnia might have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, says a study. According to researchers, previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30 per cent of the general population and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. “These […]

Stem cell combo may help from heart attack damage

London: Researchers have found a combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could help to recover from the damage caused by a heart attack. In a study, published in the Nature Biotechnology journal, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher noted that by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of […]

Reduce 'ugly cholesterol' for stroke prevention

London: Reducing high levels of remnant cholesterol or ‘ugly cholesterol’ can significantly cut the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction, suggest researchers. In a study, published in Atherosclerosis journal, the researchers from University of Copenhagen observed that levels of remnant cholesterol in the blood of adults are just as high as the amount of the […]

Testosterone replacement therapy ups stroke risk in men

Toronto: Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke or a cardiac arrest especially during the first two years of use, warn researchers. Published in The American Journal of Medicine, the findings confirm concerns voiced by many health agencies about the […]

HIV infection ups risk of heart failure, stroke

New York: People living with HIV are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke, warn researchers. “Our findings reinforce the importance of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through control of risk factors such as high blood pressure or smoking in persons living with HIV,” said study lead author […]

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London: Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results published in the […]

The gene that could reduce inflammation after stroke

New York: Researchers have found that a gene could help the brain heal itself after a stroke or any other head-related injuries. The study, published in Cell Reports, suggested that a dose of the TRIM9 gene could reduce brain swelling after stroke, prevent damage following a blow to the head (concussion) or encephalitis, which is […]

Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women: Study

New York: Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated with an increased risk of having a stroke among post-menopausal women, researchers say. The stroke is was caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries. The study, published in the journal […]

Women more prone to depression after stroke: Study

London: Women, please take note. Women are twice more likely to suffer from severe depression after a stroke than men, as researchers have found that 20 per cent of women suffered from severe depression compared to 10 per cent of men. The study also found varying patterns of symptom progression; that long-term increased symptoms of […]

New mobile application can reduce stroke risk

London: Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Timely detection of atrial fibrillation is crucial for […]