Stroke and Cognition

Experimental cholesterol-lowering drug effective at lowering bad cholesterol, study shows
November 18, 2019
Twice-yearly injections of an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran, were effective at reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often called bad cholesterol, in patients already taking the maximum dose of statin drugs.
Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk
November 17, 2019
A research team identified 87 patients who were part of the Intermountain INSPIRE Registry and had developed prostate cancer. These patients were also tested for plasma levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are two common omega-3 fatty acids....
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Women more likely to survive stroke but have poorer recovery than men, study shows
November 14, 2019
Women are more likely to survive a stroke, but have worse disability and poorer quality of life afterwards compared to men, according to research published in the latest issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The George Institute for Global Health re...
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Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'
November 12, 2019
In an article in , researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report which brain regions must be intact in stroke survivors with aphasia if they are to perform well in a speech entrainment session, successfully following along with another speaker.
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Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for cardiac conditions later in life
November 11, 2019
Women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s.
Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age
November 11, 2019
The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF) -- one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke -- decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors diminishes their benefit in older patients, according to a new study....
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Biomarker blood test could reveal high risk heart patients in need of treatment
November 11, 2019
Preventive cardiology researchers believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could identify early stage heart disease in people.
Trouble sleeping? Insomnia symptoms linked to increased risk of stroke, heart attack
November 6, 2019
People who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to a study published in the November 6, 2019, online issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
"These resul...
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Living in a noisy area increases the risk of suffering a more serious stroke
October 29, 2019
The high levels of environmental noise we are subjected to in large cities can increase both the severity and consequences of an ischaemic stroke. More precisely, researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and doctors from Hospital del Mar, together with researchers f...
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Can aspirin decrease the rate of intracranial aneurysm growth?
October 29, 2019
Researchers investigated whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers identified 146 patients harboring multiple intracranial aneurysms, five millimeters or less in diameter, that had been observed for at least five years. I...
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