Stroke and Cognition

Study examines the benefits of virtual stroke rehabilitation programs
September 2, 2020
While virtual medical and rehabilitation appointments seemed novel when COVID-19 first appeared, they now seem to be part of the new norm and might be paving the way to the future. A recent review paper has determined that virtual appointments, in the form of telerehabilitation, also work for people...
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Heart disease signs improve when using arthritis medication
September 2, 2020
Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to new research
Blood pressure-lowering is even more beneficial than previously thought
September 1, 2020
Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes - even in people with normal blood pressure.
Early rhythm control therapy improves outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation
August 31, 2020
Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation benefit from early rhythm control therapy, according to new results.
For people with high blood pressure, telemonitoring may cut heart attack, stroke rate by 50%
August 31, 2020
Adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure were about half as likely to have serious cardiovascular events in the five years after a pharmacist-led telemonitoring program compared to those receiving routine primary care. By reducing cardiovascular events, the telemonitoring intervention saved abou...
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Reprogramming cardiac fibroblast cells to transform into beating heart muscle
August 31, 2020
Researchers have clarified the roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction as well as the signaling pathways in the transformation of cardiac fibroblasts into contractile cardiomyocytes and show that soft substrates comparable to native myocardium improve the efficiency of this cardiac reprogr...
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How to treat the most common heart attacks
August 29, 2020
One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack.
Cholesterol drug combinations could cut health risk
August 28, 2020
More patients could benefit from combinations of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce their risk of stroke and heart attacks.
Age no criteria for decisions on heart attack treatment, new research finds
August 28, 2020
Elderly patients suffering the most common type of heart attack may benefit from more invasive treatment, new research has shown.
U.S. hospital admissions for stroke fell by almost a third during lockdown
August 26, 2020
Almost a third fewer cases of stroke and mini-stroke (TIA) were seen in U.S. hospitals during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic between March and April this year compared to the same time in 2019, research finds.
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