Ischemic Stroke Patients Do Not Receive Life-saving Treatment

bIschemic stroke/b patients who do not receive bintravenous (IV) alteplase/b, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. It occurs when a vessel that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked, often by a blood clot. IV alteplase was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for acute ischemic stroke in 1996 and is known to ...

Visual Impairments in Stroke Survivors Fully Examined

Stroke survivors develop a wide range of visual impairments. These visual impairments have been examined in detail by the research team from University of Liverpool.

Approximately 65 percent of acute stroke survivors have visual impairment which typically relates to impaired central or peripheral vision, eye movement abnormalities, or visual perceptual defects. The study was published in iBrain and Behaviour./i

Symptoms can include blurred or altered vision, double or jumbled vision, loss ...

Black Women at Doubled Risk of Pregnancy-related Heart Failure

African American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and other ethnic backgrounds. This is the finding of a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania which also found that African women take twice as long to recover from peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to white, Hispanic and Asian women.

bPeripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)/b, a form of bheart failure/b that occurs in ...

Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?

Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab.

Traumatic experiences may raise women's heart disease risk

Women who experience at least three traumatic events in a lifetime may have poorer endothelial function, which could raise the likelihood of heart disease.

Genetic Mutations Associated With Congenital Heart Disease Identified

h2Highlights:/h2ul class="group-list punch-points"liNew genetic mutations have been found to be associated
with congenital heart disease/liliSome of these are inherited, while others arise ide novo/i/liliThe information will help affected individuals and
their families understand the risk of congenital heart disease in
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genetic mutations have been associated with congenital heart disease. The
research paper has been published in the iNature

Marital ups and downs may impact men's heart health

A new study investigating the links between marriage and health concludes that marital peaks and troughs can influence cardiovascular risk factors.

Low calcium may raise cardiac arrest risk by twofold

Researchers have linked low blood calcium levels to a greater likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

High-sugar diets raise heart disease risk in healthy people

A study finds that a high-sugar diet changes a healthy person's fat metabolism so that it resembles that of someone with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Leafy greens may contribute to a healthy heart

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examine the link between vitamin K and the structure and good functioning of the heart in teenagers.

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