Since at least the 1960s, the rate of Americans who die from stroke has been on the Marline. But that progress has slowed, and in some cases reversed, according to a new federal report.
For heart attack survivors and people at high risk for one, a low-dose aspirin is part of the daily routine to prevent a heart attack or stroke. But for those who don’t stick to that routine, the rate of heart attacks, strokes or deaths from one of those causes goes up 37 percent, a new study shows.
Patients who stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs three to six months after their first stroke face a higher risk of another stroke, and an increased risk of hospitalization and death, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Maintaining a healthy weight could be the key to keeping your blood pressure in check. New research indicates a healthy weight throughout your life can be more effective in controlling blood pressure over the long term than exercise, diet, not smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.
Combined smaller doses of blood pressure medications may be effective with fewer side effects than standard single doses, according to preliminary research.
Being physically active may boost the brain’s fight against the world’s No. 2 killer according to research.
A little horsing around to music may be good therapy for stroke survivors.
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