Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts — and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too.
Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study exploring the connection between the brain and vascular health.
People with high blood pressure are more inclined to take their medications correctly if an app on their smartphone reminds them, a new study suggests.
Using the latest guidelines on high blood pressure would result in nearly 950,000 more U.S. stroke survivors diagnosed with the disease and could reduce deaths among stroke survivors by nearly one-third, according to research.
Oily fish may not sound appetizing, but research on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood reaffirms the health value of eating fish — particularly the oily kind — a couple times a week, according to an advisory from the American Heart Association.
Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African-Americans — but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn’t.
People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative – drugs to lower the odds of the aneurysm rupturing.
Out-of-pocket costs for chronic heart disease and stroke cause significant financial strain for one in four low-income families, according to research.
Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research.
Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor’s office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says.
The two-year budget deal, approved by the House and the Senate in February, included provisions that expand access for telestroke and cardiac rehabilitation services, remove restrictions on Medicare therapy caps and help improve the health of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
More stroke patients will be eligible for two critical treatments proven to reduce disability, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.