Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke
Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye.
Does the reduced risk of nontraumatic bleeding in patients taking NOACs as opposed to warfarin come at the cost of a higher risk of ischemic stroke?Stroke
ConclusionsConcomitant CABG at the time of AVR was performed without increasing early- or mid-term mortality. This absence of increased risk deserves consideration when choosing between different treatment strategies.
Experts are now warning that caffeine-packed energy drinks could be fuelling a record rise in diagnoses of irregular heartbeats, one of Britain ’s biggest killers.
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2018Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Xiaoxi Yao, Bernard J Gersh, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Nilay D Shah, Peter A NoseworthyAbstractBackgroundIn the FOURIER trial, evolocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin–kexin type 9 inhibitor (PCSK9i), reduced cardiovascular events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). We aimed to examine how closely patients in routine practice resemble the FOURIER trial participants, and to assess the observed cardiovascular risks based on trial eligibility and under-representativeness.MethodsUsing a large U.S....
HIGH blood pressure symptoms don ’t always show, making it difficult to detect the condition, but if a severe increase in blood pressure happens four signs may occur. Ignored or left untreated this can lead to a stroke.
ConclusionsHere we report the case of a patient with hereditary cardiac amyloidosis associated with a Pro24Ser mutation in transthyretin, which is the first case reported in Japan. Technetium pyrophosphate scintigraphy was extremely useful for definitive diagnosis. Thus, we propose that the nuclear imaging technique should be taken into account even for an exploratory diagnosis of transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis.
Photo credit Damir Bosnjak Dear Carol: About six months ago my dad had a stroke that’s left him struggling to get out his words. Since he was always so eloquent, this is extra hard on him. I dread visiting him at the nursing home because my visits seem to cause him more frustration than pleasure. I know he wants me to visit, but maybe the fact that we’d always had fun debating ideas makes it harder on him since I bring back memories of better days. I love him and want to spend as much time with him as I can, but how do I do this without causing him grief? – RE Read Carol's answer to the r...
In conclusion, both RH and RfH constitute challenges in clinical practice and should be addressed as distinct clinical entities by trained professionals who are capable to identify comorbidities and provide specific, diversified, and individualized treatment. PMID: 30525180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Natural News) If you want to keep your body strong, you need to exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet. According to Dr. Ronald Tarrel, physical activity can also help boost brain health. Regular exercise is good for your brain and body Dr. Tarrel, a neurologist specializing in stroke and neurocritical care at the Noran Neurological Clinic,...