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Already Approved Drugs Could Prevent Dementia in Lacunar Stroke Patients
Two cheap, safe, and already approved drugs could help treat lacunar stroke--a leading cause of dementia. Each one led to improvement, but combined, they were even better.
Lifestyle Biomarker Points to High Blood Pressure, Increased Stroke Risk in Black Adults
A longitudinal study aimed at better understanding geographic and ethnic differences in stroke incidence has identified a metabolite biomarker called gluconic acid. The biomarker is associated with high blood pressure, increased risk of ischemic stroke, eating a Southern diet, lower level of education, and lack of exercise among Black adults.
Smartphone App Helps Detect Stroke Early
A new smartphone application called FAST.AI, from Neuronics Medical, may help detect stroke symptoms in real time, giving patients an earlier warning.
Longer Estrogen Exposure Could Reduce Stroke Risk after Menopause
Higher estrogen levels due to a number of reproductive factors are linked to a lower risk of stroke in women after the menopause.
Pre-Eclampsia Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
Women who experience pre-eclampsia have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke than their peers for as long as 20 years after delivery.
AI-Based Model Predicts Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke Using Single X-Ray
Researchers have developed a deep learning tool that predicts a patient's 10-year risk of death from a heart attack or stroke using a single X-ray.
A Cause for Plaque Rupture in Stroke Identified
A new study found that samples from recent stroke victims contained messenger RNA that can cause inflammation and processes that degrade a key portion of the plaque.
Fast-Acting and Lasting Protection against Ischemic Stroke Found in Mice
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) demonstrates that a unique subset of white blood cells gives fast-acting and lasting protection against ischemic stroke in mice.
Stroke Risk Cut by Almost Half Through Lifestyle Changes
People genetically at higher risk for stroke can lower their risk by almost half by adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle.
Guidelines for Bleeding Stroke Treatment Updated to Improve Care and Outcomes
Some therapies used to manage intracerebral hemorrhages, or a bleeding stroke, are not as effective as previously thought, according to new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines.