Tag Archives: Stroke

New compound could improve stroke patient recovery

Yokohama (Japan): A team of Japanese researchers have developed a new compound that enhanced motor function recovery after brain damage in animal tests, according to a study published in the journal Science.

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Jaypee Hospital created two green corridors to save six lives

Noida: Jaypee Hospital, a multi super specialty hospital in Noida, created two green corridors to give a new life to six people. A heart, liver, two corneas and both kidneys were donated by a brain dead patient admitted in the hospital.

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Kidney health better indicator of heart disease risk

New York (IANS): Simple parameters of the kidney’s functions and damage may be better at predicting the risk of heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke than traditional tests of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, new research suggests.

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Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Diseases

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults. The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people worldwide each year, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.

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Neurointervention technique helps 60-year-old overcome partial paralysis

Gurgaon (IANS): A 60 year-old man, who suffered an acute stroke leading to partial body paralysis, was saved by performing a neurointervention technique at a city hospital, hospital authorities said on Saturday.

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Clinical trial identifies patients at higher risk of second stroke

Washington: Risk of recurrent stroke is higher in patients who have low blood flow to the back of the brain, a six-year, multi-centre trial has found, and the condition can be visualized using specialized software developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago that analyses blood flow using standard MRI.

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Coronary Artery Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Women

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the commonest heart disease in present scenario and it is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with the heaviest burden in developing countries including India. Diabetes as a whole increases cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk 2-4 fold compared with the non-diabetic general population – a risk level that may compare with that of non-diabetic people who have already suffered a myocardial infarct.

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Promising peptide for TBI, heart attack and stroke

Washington: Strokes, heart attacks and traumatic brain injuries are separate diseases with certain shared pathologies that achieve a common end — cell death and human injury due to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen. In these diseases, a lack of blood supply to affected tissues begins a signalling pathway that ultimately halts the production of energy-releasing ATP molecules — a death sentence for most cells.

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FDA approves Zontivity to reduce risk of heart attacks and stroke in high-risk patients

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death, and need for procedures to restore the blood flow to the heart in patients with a previous heart attack or blockages in the arteries to the legs.

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Attacking ‘Brain Attack’

Cerebrovascular disease and Stroke (Brain Attack) is the third leading cause of death in India, according to a joint report released in January 2013 by the Government of India and the Centres for Disease Control, Atlanta, US. More Indians die of cerebrovascular disease than due to tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS or road traffic accidents.

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