Stroke

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about stroke. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Dog Owners Recover Better After Heart Events, Study Shows

The social support and physical activity that come with dog ownership can lead to better health outcomes after heart attack or stroke.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

Group Exercise Helps Patients Recover After Stroke

Analysis of 19 studies shows that stroke survivors benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.

Binge Watching TV is Worse for the Heart Than a Desk Job

Study links TV watching, but not seated work, to increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Long Workdays Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

French study links 10-hour workdays to stronger likelihood of stroke among men and women alike.

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Heart Attacks, Heart Disease and Depression

U.S. survey study links e-cigarette use to increased risk for heart problems and a host of other health issues.

Study Links Diet Drinks to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Drinking two or more diet drinks a day increases heart risks for women, study finds.

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2018

This year's most read patient summaries worth a second look.

Post-Pregnancy Monitoring is Critical for Women with Blood Pressure Disorders

Pregnant women with conditions like preeclampsia face increased risk for stroke both during and after delivery.

Fluctuations in Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Spell Trouble for Heart Health

Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million adults.

Breastfeeding Helps Protect Women Against Future Strokes

U.S. study finds breastfeeding significantly reduces stroke, especially for those at higher risk.

Anxiety and Depression Boost Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Australian study finds that adults with high levels of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of life-threatening heart events.

Children Should Avoid Diet Drinks, Advise Experts

Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.

Multivitamins Don't Protect Against Heart Disease, Study Shows

A review of 18 studies concludes that multivitamins have no cardiovascular benefits. 


Marriage Helps Protect the Heart

Study of more than 2 million adults finds that being married significantly reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death.    

Erectile Dysfunction Associated with Increased Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Men with erectile dysfunction should discuss their risk for heart disease with their clinician.

Health Literacy is Critical to Heart Disease Prevention

An American Heart Association statement addresses health literacy as a barrier to heart health. 

Loneliness is Bad for the Heart

A lack of social support is linked to poorer health outcomes in heart patients.

More Cigarettes Smoked Equals Greater Risk for Stroke

Study highlights the importance of quitting or cutting back on smoking to reduce stroke risk.

California Wildfires Tied to Uptick in Heart Events

Statewide study shows increased heart-related hospital visits during the 2015 wildfire season.

Hip Hop Program Increases Stroke Awareness in Inner City Schools

Middle-school program increases stroke awareness among students and their parents using music, cartoons and video games.

Experts Shed Light on Stroke Risk and Birth Control Pills

Evidence suggests newer forms of birth control are generally safe, except for women with existing risk factors for stroke. 

Women Face Worse Outcomes After Stroke, Study Finds

Study highlights the differences in stroke outcomes between women and men.