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Many people cannot get key cholesterol drug to prevent heart attack, stroke

A recent investigation by the Family Heart Foundation, a nonprofit focused on research and advocacy for inherited lipid disorders, has brought to light the...

Acupuncture may lower stroke risk in rheumatoid arthritis

People with rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joints, have a higher chance of getting heart diseases, including strokes. A...

How blood pressure influences stroke risk

Understanding the relationship between blood pressure and the risk of having a stroke is crucial for everyone. This connection, while complex, can be explained in...

AI could help lower risks of repeat strokes and heart issues

Imagine a world where technology could help doctors make better decisions, especially for patients who have had a stroke. This is not a scene...

Escape room challenge game helps nurses improve stroke care

In a bustling hospital, a group of nurses isn't responding to a medical emergency in the traditional sense. Instead, they're deeply engrossed in a...

This head position can improve stroke treatment outcome

When someone has a stroke because of a blood clot blocking a major artery in their brain, doctors often perform surgery to remove the...

Strokes can strongly increase the risk of dementia

When someone has a stroke, their chance of developing dementia within the next year could go up by three times, a recent study suggests. This...

When symptoms suggest a stroke, but it’s something else

What looks and feels like a stroke sometimes isn't. Instead, sudden weakness, difficulty speaking, vision changes, dizziness and other symptoms of a stroke might...

Three things every woman should know about stroke risk

Dr. Tracy Madsen has been studying the topic of women and stroke since beginning her residency in emergency medicine at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical...

Widely used depression drugs safe for people with stroke

Recovering from a stroke is a challenging journey that touches not only physical health but also mental well-being. Many survivors find themselves battling depression and...