FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from 2001 to 2014, tallying the number of ischemic, or clot-caused, strokes based on hospital admissions. People with a history of stroke or other cerebrovascular disease were not included in the study.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- Most strokes strike when an artery in the brain suddenly becomes blocked, but new research shows a rarer cause of strokes is becoming more common.
It's called cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), and it happens when a vein in the brain is clogged. While CVT is estimated to cause less than 1% of all strokes, scientists discovered it is now more prevalent and affecting a different demographic than previously thought.
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Hospital patients at high risk for influenza had lower rates of death, heart attack, mini-stroke and cardiac arrest if they were vaccinated against flu during their hospital stay, a new study has found.
The study focused on certain groups at high risk for flu and its complications: those 50 and older, nursing homes residents, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and people with a chronic medical condition, AIDS or obesity. All but the American Indian/Alaska Native group were less likely than other hospitalized patients to receive an in-hospital flu vaccination.