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Congenital Heart Disease may Increase Risk of Dementia in Adults

Dementia risk is higher in adults who were born with heart disease, finds a new study. The study that involved more than 10,000 adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) discovered a particularly increased risk for early-dementia in middle-age adults.
"We've learned that CHD is a lifelong condition," says Nicolas Madsen, MD, a pediatric cardiologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and senior author of the study. "Research shows that children born with heart problems are at a ...

Stroke Risk Higher Among African Americans With AF Than Caucasians

New study examined the impact of race on the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), and found that African Americans with atrial fibrillation (AF) - that can lead to a host of dangerous complications - have a significantly higher risk of stroke than Caucasians with the condition. The findings of the study published in Heart Rhythm by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. It's well reported that African Americans have a lower risk of developing ...

Psoriasis drug may lower heart disease risk

A new study finds that a psoriasis drug might help to reduce heart disease risk. Overall, it reduced a particular risk marker by 19 percent.

Why Canadian Stroke Victims Die in Rural Hospitals?

Canadians who suffer a stroke are at a higher risk of dying when treated in a rural hospital than in an urban hospital, reveals a new study.

According to a new study published in iPLOS One/i by Universite Laval researchers, the mortality rate in the months that follow a stroke is approximately 25% higher for patients treated in rural areas.

The team led by Dr. Richard Fleet, a professor at the Universite Laval Faculty of Medicine and holder of the Universite Laval-CISSS Chaudiere-Appalaches ...

New Stem Cell-Based Treatment Accelerates Brain Tissue Healing In Stroke

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ul class="group-list punch-points"liNew stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles (exosomes) found to
improve healing and be effective in reducing stroke-induced damage to
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liStroke (impaired blood flow) induced brain damage is estimated to
be the second leading cause of death globally and the third leading cause
of disability./li/ul

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stem cell generated extracellular fluid-filled vesicles (bEV) ...

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke Treatment

New wearable sensors that stick to the throat could track the long-term recovery of stroke survivors. Developed in the lab of Northwestern University engineering professor John A. Rogers, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the sensor is the latest in Rogers' growing portfolio of stretchable electronics that are precise enough for use in advanced medical care and portable enough to be worn outside the hospital, even during extreme exercise.
Rogers will present research on the implications ...

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes

Researchers reveal that methyldopa — a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure — could also be used for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Blood Thinners may Increase Stroke Risk in People with Kidney Disease

Stroke risk may be high in people over 65 years old who take anticoagulants for irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George's, University of London and the University of Surrey.
Based on their findings published in the journal iBMJ/i, the scientists warn that doctors should be more cautious about prescribing anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners, in this population until more studies can clarify the consequences of doing so. ...

Video Games can Assist With Stroke Recovery

Brain injuries caused by stroke can lead to mobility loss in the patients, which can be recovered by a new therapy that involves video games to assist with mobility problems caused by stroke, reveals a new study.
Researchers at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian and the London Imperial College have analyzed the architecture of brain injuries in 167 stroke patients for more than three years. Their work proposes a new therapy for the mobility problems caused by ischemic strokes....

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease

Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.

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