Stroke and Cognition

Take long naps? Sleep more than nine hours a night? Your stroke risk may be higher
December 11, 2019
People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
People who took a regular midda...
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Lighting up cardiovascular problems using nanoparticles
December 9, 2019
Heart disease and stroke are the world's two most deadly diseases, causing over 15 million deaths in 2016 according to the World Health Organization. A key underlying factor in both of these global health crises is the common condition, atherosclerosis, or the build-up of fatty deposits, inflamma...
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Aspirin’s health benefits under scrutiny
December 9, 2019
Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events, new research suggests.
Cellular repair response to treadmill test can predict cardiac outcomes
December 4, 2019
The information gained from the changes in CPC counts during exercise may be more useful to cardiologists in risk stratifying these patients than the treadmill exercise test itself, the researchers say.
AI helps find signs of heart disease on lung cancer screens
December 3, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an automated and accurate tool to measure a common marker of heart disease in patients getting chest CT scans for lung cancer screening, according to a new study.
‘Smart’ surfaces to help blood-vessel grafts knit better, more safely
November 27, 2019
Researchers have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body's own process for integrating the grafted vessels.
Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease
November 22, 2019
Insufficient sleep is one reason why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease.
Deep learning to analyze neurological problems
November 21, 2019
Getting to the doctor's office for a check-up can be challenging for someone with a neurological disorder that impairs their movement, such as a stroke. But what if the patient could just take a video clip of their movements with a smart phone and forward the results to their doctor? Work by Dr H...
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Disparities in care among homeless adults hospitalized for cardiovascular conditions
November 18, 2019
Researchers have found that there are indeed striking disparities in in-hospital care and mortality between homeless and non-homeless adults.
‘Bad cholesterol’ is only as unhealthy as its composition
November 18, 2019
New research shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL.
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