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Stroke: Managing blood pressure after ischemic stroke (Post Date: 4/10/14) on Med Page Today How should blood pressure be managed in the acute care of stroke patients? We put the question to three stroke specialists: Cathy Sila, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, William Powers, MD, of the University of North Carolina […]

an Article in Medical News Today and posted on March 28, 2014. Around 750,000 Americans have a stroke every year. Of these, 5-14% will have a second stroke within 12 months. But new research suggests that if blood pressure is consistently controlled after an initial stroke, the risk of a second one could be reduced […]

A University of Reading research team has made a huge step forward in understanding in one of the rarest language disorders caused by strokes. Dr. Holly Robson found that the brains of people suffering with Wernicke’s aphasia responded significantly more to visual and language tests than those of non-sufferers. In some regions of the brain […]

Can a Chocolate Pill Help Prevent Stroke? – Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn on Mar 23 2014 for Stroke Smart. A new study is being launched to determine if a key ingredient found in dark chocolate can help prevent stroke and cardiovascular disease. Participants will not be consuming excess amounts of candy bars. Instead, researchers will […]

Brain stimulation helps stroke recovery – an article posted in The Telegraph Early treatment with magnets could help stroke sufferers recover their ability to speak, according to a new study. Patients made three times as much progress following speech and language therapy if their brains had first been stimulated with a magnetic coil. The non-invasive […]

Researchers discover underlying genetics, marker for stroke, cardiovascular disease – NIH-funded findings point to new potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment. Article posted in NIH “News and Events”. Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about […]

(Medical Xpress)—A University of Reading research team has made a huge step forward in understanding in one of the rarest language disorders caused by strokes. Dr. Holly Robson found that the brains of people suffering with Wernicke’s aphasia responded significantly more to visual and language tests than those of non-sufferers. In some regions of the […]

Article by American Heart Association posted March 13, 2014 Summary: Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of an average month of healthy life. Streamlining the time from symptom onset to clot-busting treatment by just one minute means one less day of disability for a survivor. While all stroke patients […]

If your blood pressure is anything over the normal reading of 120/80 mmHg, a stroke may be in your future — even if it’s not high enough to be considered hypertension. That’s what a new study published March 12 in Neurology suggests. Researchers analyzed data collected on 760,000 people, and found people with “prehypertension” were […]

Staying Calm Can Decrease Your Risk of Stroke, Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn for Stroke Smart Mar 06 2014 Angry Outbursts Can Increase Stroke Risk: Angry outbursts often cause anxiety and regret. According to a new study, these outbursts can also increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. The study found that individuals who had […]