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American Stroke Association reports Counties with Dirtier Air have more Stroke Deaths

 

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American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – In a nationwide study, counties with dirtier air had higher rates of stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

Researchers examined the average yearly levels air pollution (PM2.5) that contains fine inhalable particles.

About half of U.S. counties have annual air pollution levels that exceed guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency. (American Heart Association)

About half of U.S. counties have annual air pollution levels that exceed guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency. (American Heart Association)

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American Stroke Association says a usually-ignored finding in the Kidneys may signal Stroke Risk

 

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Sacs of fluid in the kidneys may indicate there is also blood vessel damage in the brain and a heightened risk of stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Combining Drugs that Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol could do more to prevent Stroke

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Combining medication that lowers blood pressure with medication that lowers cholesterol reduced first-time strokes by 44 percent, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

Finger prick for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

Finger prick for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Prompt Clot-Grabbing Treatment produces better Stroke Outcomes

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Clot removal may be beneficial up to 24 hours following stroke in carefully selected patients, but every hour delayed after symptoms begin may be associated with more disability, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

A clot within a blood vessel interrupting blood flow to the brain. (American Heart Association)

A clot within a blood vessel interrupting blood flow to the brain. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Sleep Apnea after Stroke heightens risk of another Stroke; Death

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Stroke survivors, especially Mexican-Americans, whose sleep is interrupted by pauses in breathing (sleep apnea) are more likely to die or experience another stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

Sleeping woman. (American Heart Association)

Sleeping woman. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Less than One in 100 Stroke Survivors meet Heart Health Goals

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Fewer than one in 100 stroke survivors meet all of Life’s Simple 7 goals for ideal cardiovascular health identified by the American Heart Association.

Moreover, the proportion who fail to meet almost all of the criteria is on the rise, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

Learn to Protect Your Heart and Your Brain with Life’s Simple 7 at www.heart.org/mylifecheck Unhealthy behaviors can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the brain and potentially leading to hardening of the arteries of the heart and the brain. My Life Check - Life's Simple 7. (American Heart Association)

Learn to Protect Your Heart and Your Brain with Life’s Simple 7 at www.heart.org/mylifecheck Unhealthy behaviors can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the brain and potentially leading to hardening of the arteries of the heart and the brain. My Life Check – Life’s Simple 7. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Many Stroke Survivors don’t receive timely rehab

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Whether they are referred to home-based or outpatient rehabilitation after hospital discharge, many stroke patients don’t receive rehabilitation services, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

Timely rehabilitation after stroke is essential to optimize recovery. (American Heart Association)

Timely rehabilitation after stroke is essential to optimize recovery. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Rare Type of Stroke increasing among Pregnant Women

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – The proportion of a rare type of stroke, called spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage or sSAH, is increasing among pregnant women, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians.

Strokes caused by various reasons including a ruptured vessel on the brain’s surface are increasingly being recognized among pregnant women. (American Heart Association)

Strokes caused by various reasons including a ruptured vessel on the brain’s surface are increasingly being recognized among pregnant women. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Higher Thyroid Hormone Levels associated with Artery Disease and Death

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – High and high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called FT4, were associated with artery disease and death in elderly and middle-aged people, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

Researchers analyzed data from 9,420 participants (average age 65, 57 percent women) in the Rotterdam Study looking at data on two types of hormones: thyroid-stimulating hormone and free thyroxine (known as FT4) and their link to atherosclerosis and death due to coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease or other artery-related illness.

High and high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called free thyroxine or FT4, were associated with artery disease and death in elderly and middle-aged people. (American Heart Association)

High and high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called free thyroxine or FT4, were associated with artery disease and death in elderly and middle-aged people. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Bicycling and Walking: Healthy for People; Healthy for Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – With Tennessee rated the 49th worst state for physical activity and 47th for obesity, one cannot argue about the need for improved health. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, believes those ratings can change if state and city leaders increase efforts to make bicycling and walking safer and more convenient.

Pedaling away Pounds, Improving Cardio Health Good for Everyone

Pedaling away Pounds, Improving Cardio Health Good for Everyone

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