- Stroke treatments with stem cell infusions have shown improvement in patients with brain damage.
- Though strokes have long been linked to subsequent mental decline, a new study now finds that the opposite may also be true. Declining mental function may increase risk of strokes.
- Stress from personal debt may significantly heighten one's risk for stroke, hypertension, and mental illnesses.
- A new study has found definitive evidence linking air pollution to increased chances of developing blood clots in the lungs and cardiovascular conditions.
- Eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk for stroke, researchers found.
- Though many people undergo preventive therapy for heart attacks and stroke by taking an aspirin a day, the FDA says there's not enough evidence to prove it and that people might end up suffering from the drug's side effects instead.
- Pharmacists may be better at managing a stroke patient's recovery compared to a nurse, as researchers found participants cared for by pharmacists improved by 43 percent during a trial.
- An alarming number of emergency room physicians are ignoring the early warning signs of a stroke, with 12.7 percent of people treated for stroke having been misdiagnosed in the first place.
- A four-year study could determine once and for all whether chocolate nutrients lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Outbursts of anger are associated with a temporary fivefold increase in heart attack risk, but can other emotions be just as dangerous?
- Living near an airport may someday kill you. But you're going to have to wait a long time, as a new study looks at longitudinal effects of airport noise.
- Older people are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks and stroke during the month immediately following the loss of a loved one.
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.