How a gap in your heart is associated with stroke

Around a quarter of us – one in four – walk around with a gap in our hearts. Yes, a literal gap. It is a remnant of our time in the womb, when when the fetal lung is not yet matured and functioning. As consultant interventional cardiologist Datuk Dr Yap Yee Guan explains, this is…

How racing simulators are helping stroke victims get back behind the wheel

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be one of the most devastating injuries that can happen to a human being. Because the damage is invisible, TBI andstroke sufferers often have trouble convincing others that the injury is real, and the variety of symptoms make effective therapies harder to design and administer. But now one researcher at Loyola Marymount…

How to Detect the Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

  Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of severe, lifelong disability. Learning the warning signs of a stroke is essential to minimizing the consequences of this potentially life-threatening event. People over 55 are at a higher risk of stroke, and this risk increases as you…

Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and stroke

(SACRAMENTO) — Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows. Ablation is currently only recommended when AFib medications don’t work or aren’t well tolerated. “Less than 2…

7 serious stroke symptoms you should never ignore of fabromaylgia

Each year more than 100 000 women under the age of 65 will have a stroke. But if you were one of those women, would you be able to recognise the symptoms? “In the stroke field, they say ‘time is brain’,” says Dr Andrew Stemer, director of the stroke program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Meaning…

Following new blood pressure guidelines could prevent deaths among stroke survivors

  Using the latest guidelines on high blood pressure would result in nearly 950,000 more U.S. stroke survivors diagnosed with the disease and could reduce deaths among stroke survivors by nearly one-third, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, comes in the wake of updated guidelines on…

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