Stroke and Cognition

Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks
January 28, 2020
Scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks.
High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows
January 23, 2020
High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries. Further, the new research shows that high-protein diets spur unstable plaque -- the kind most prone to rupturing and causing blocked arte...
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Spikes in blood pressure among young adults spell trouble in mid-age
January 22, 2020
Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis shows.
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop
January 22, 2020
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the rest of the seed. Now, researchers have identified a protein in this bran that can help stave off atherosclerosis in mice gen...
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An estimated 2 million people with heart disease have used marijuana, finds study
January 22, 2020
A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.
Women's blood vessels age faster than men's
January 15, 2020
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels -- including both large and small arteries -- age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal , could help to explain why women tend to develop differ...
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Falling risk of heart disease among survivors of child cancer since the 1970s
January 15, 2020
There has been a measurable decline in serious heart conditions among adult survivors of childhood cancer since the 1970s, finds a new study.
Burnout linked with irregular heartbeat
January 14, 2020
Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralized, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance.
Racial disparities in heart failure explained
January 14, 2020
Researchers have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of 'malignant' enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population.
Reducing the risk of blood clots in artificial heart valves
January 14, 2020
Most people are familiar with turbulence in aviation: certain wind conditions cause a bumpy passenger flight. But even within human blood vessels, blood flow can be turbulent. Turbulence can appear when blood flows along vessel bends or edges, causing an abrupt change in flow velocity. Turbulent ...
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