People living in the "stroke belt" states eat more fried fish than people living in the rest of the country, which may contribute to the high rate of death from stroke in those states, according to a study published in the December 22, 2010, online issue of NeurologyÂ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. A UCLA-led has study found that after leaving the hospital, nearly two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke either died or were rehospitalized within a year. Nearly two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals after ischemic stroke die or are readmitted within one year, researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers develops clinical risk prediction rule using factors such as sex, race and health history
It's a medical Catch-22: carotid artery surgery can itself cause stroke, but so can asymptomatic carotid disease if left untreated. Ensuring a lifestyle that is healthy decreases the chances of incurring stroke for the first time, guidelines from the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association stated. Healthy lifestyle choices and emergency room interventions can help prevent first-time strokes, according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines. A Canadian research has recently found that children of divorced parents face twice as more risk of developing a heart disease as compared to normal kids with a happier childhood. Thrombolysis (giving anti-clotting drugs within three hours of an acute stroke) is effective in patients aged 40 to 90 years and should not be restricted in elderly patients, as current guidelines advise, concludes a study published on bmj.com. Strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for "considerable morbidity and mortality," Loyola University Health System neurologists report in the November issue of the journal Hospital Practice. Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, according to new research presented in New Orleans at The Gerontological Society of Americaâ€™s (GSA) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Heart patients might be prone to developing cancer due to radiation exposure caused by the increasing number of diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays and CT scans they undergo, a study said. A noninvasive electric stimulation technique administered to both sides of the brain can help stroke patients who have lost motor skills in their hands and arms, according to a new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).