- Drinking is associated with an immediate higher risk of stroke or heart attack followed by heart protection benefits for moderate drinkers one day later.
- Women who give birth after the age of 40 are more likely to suffer from a stroke or have a heart attack later in life, study finds.
- A combination of sleep and exercise greatly reduces an adult's risk of suffering from a stroke, according to a recent study.
- Untreated high blood pressure increases the risk of developing a hemorrhagic stroke; Hispanics and blacks are most vulnerable.
- Stroke may seem unrelated to climate change, but the two may have a link.
- General awareness may inadvertently fuel racial and ethnic disparity when it comes to women's cardiovascular health.
- A new study finds no difference between standard physical therapy and an experimental rehab technique for stroke patients suffering from upper limb impairment.
- The American Heart Association reports 34 percent fewer women die from heart disease since the launch of their Go Red campaign.
- Strokes in people under 45 have been up 53 percent in recent years, yet 3 out of 4 young adults do not recognize the symptoms.
- PHD1, an oxygen-sensing prolyl hydroxylase domain protein, is a potential target for the treatment of ischemic stroke.
- New research from The University of Oxford suggests blood pressure drugs can save the lives of those at higher risk for heart attack or stroke, regardless of their blood pressure level.
- A desperate father held up a hospital at gunpoint in order to stop doctors from taking his comatose son off life support. It paid off in the end.
A stroke is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage, or a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one side of the visual field.