Stroke and Cognition

Semaglutide reduced cardiovascular events by 20% in certain adults
November 13, 2023
Semaglutide reduced cardiovascular events by 20% in adults with overweight or obesity and established cardiovascular disease who do not have diabetes, according to new research.   Semaglutide is primarily prescribed for adults with type 2 diabetes but is also approved for chronic weight management ...
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Ground-breaking discovery could pave the way for new therapies to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke
November 13, 2023
Researchers have discovered the mechanism by which cholesterol in our diet is absorbed into our cells. This discovery opens up new opportunities for therapeutic intervention to control cholesterol uptake that could complement other therapies and potentially save lives....
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High biological age may increase the risk of dementia and stroke
November 6, 2023
People who have a higher biological age than their actual chronological age have a significantly increased risk of stroke and dementia, especially vascular dementia.
Atherosclerosis: RNA fragment creates prospect for new therapies
November 2, 2023
Researchers have demonstrated the specific role microRNA plays in atherosclerosis -- and how it manages to intervene in this signaling pathway.
First classification of four stages of heart attack based on heart muscle damage is released
October 31, 2023
Heart attacks, or acute myocardial infarction (MI), are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The newly released classification system presents a four-stage classification of heart attack based on heart muscle damage. This work by a group of noted experts has the potential to stratify risk m...
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Mobile stroke units increase odds of averting stroke
October 26, 2023
Receiving a clot-busting drug in an ambulance-based mobile stroke unit (MSU) increases the likelihood of averting strokes and complete recovery compared with standard hospital emergency care, according to researchers.
New atrial fibrillation diagnosis may increase risk of memory decline
October 25, 2023
Atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis was associated with a 45% increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among a cohort of 4.3 million individuals in the UK, according to a new study.
Converting brain immune cells into neurons helps mice recover after stroke
October 18, 2023
Researchers have discovered that turning brain immune cells into neurons successfully restores brain function after stroke-like injury in mice. These findings suggest that replenishing neurons from immune cells could be a promising avenue for treating stroke in humans....
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AI can identify people with abnormal heart rhythms
October 18, 2023
Investigators found that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can detect an abnormal heart rhythm in people not yet showing symptoms. The algorithm, which identified hidden signals in common medical diagnostic testing, may help doctors better prevent strokes and other cardiovascular complicatio...
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Swap red meat for Quorn protein to improve heart health and reduce waist circumference, study finds
October 2, 2023
People looking to reduce their cholesterol and trim fat from around their waist could try swapping meat for Quorn protein, according to the findings from a new study, which saw positive effects in both areas in just two weeks.