Only one in five patients seeking specialist for resistant HBP takes meds as prescribed
Male caregivers report more positives in caring for stroke survivors
Receiving a clot-buster drug before reaching the hospital may reduce stroke disability
Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke
Popular heartburn medication may increase ischemic stroke risk
Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke
Lowest stroke rates in older Baby Boomers; younger people rising
New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke
Pre-stroke risk factors influence long-term future stroke, dementia risk
Knowing the path of a person’s blood pressure from middle age onward may help doctors better assess the health risks posed by high blood pressure and could lead to earlier interventions to prevent stroke and other diseases linked to high blood pressure
Patients who experience high cholesterol due to an inherited genetic disorder from one of their parents—heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia — are much more likely than those with average cholesterol levels to have diseases caused by hardening of the arteries, including an accelerated onset of coronary heart disease by up to 30 years.
New guidelines tell us that to rehabilitate a stroke patient, it takes a village — one that extends far beyond patient and physician, family and friends.