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.

Too Much Salt Puts Added Stress on Heart

A recent study confirms that consuming more than 3,700 mg of sodium daily taxes the heart.

New Guidelines Fine-Tune Heart Screenings in Young Athletes

Refined testing would save health care costs while still detecting serious heart conditions.

Aspirin Plus Blood Thinners are Optimal for Preventing Second Stroke

An analysis of five studies shows aspirin alone is not ideal for preventing a second stroke in many patients.

Music and Horse-Riding Therapy Boost Recovery after Stroke

Recreational therapy provides meaningful gains for stroke survivors, even years after stroke.

Treating Exhaustion and Fatigue After Stroke

Experts highlight the importance of managing fatigue in stroke survivors.

Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke and Dementia

Study confirms potential concerns about consuming two or more diet drinks a day.
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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise for Patients with Heart Disease

PCSK9 inhibitors lower LDL and risk for heart complications, but access to the drug is an issue for many.

Excess Sodium is Leading Dietary Cause of Heart-Related Deaths

Consuming too much salt has a strong impact on mortality risk from heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Stroke Survivors Largely Unaware of Their Heart Risks

Despite nurse-led education, knowledge of risk factors remains low among stroke survivors.

Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Heart Events in Chinese Adults

A large Chinese study highlights the power of prevention.

Women with Atrial Fibrillation Suffer Worse Strokes than Men

Stroke prevention is especially critical in women with an abnormal heart rhythm, finds study.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients

Eating healthy and staying active help stroke survivors reduce blood pressure.

A New Strategy to Prevent One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Experts hope to reduce heart attack and stroke rates by coupling a new risk estimation tool with a new insurance model.

Aspirin Use Remains Controversial in Patients without Heart Disease

Weighing risks and benefits of daily aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease remains challenging.

Low Testosterone is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke, Finds Study

Researchers question whether treating testosterone level improves heart health.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Children

Experts highlight early education about heart health for prevention later in life.

Quality of Stroke Care Varies by Day and Time of Hospital Visit

The timing of hospital admission has a significant impact on stroke treatment.
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Virtual Health Programs Could Improve Global Health

An online challenge promotes physical activity and weight loss in over 60 countries.

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.

Decline in Dementia Rates Over Past Three Decades

Study analyzed data on trends in older adults in the Framingham Heart Study.

Texting Programs Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Disease

A recent study suggests that text messaging programs double the odds of medication adherence in adults with chronic disease.

Too Little Exercise Remains a Prime Concern for Americans

Experts reaffirm that health benefits from exercise far outweigh risks.

Cardiac Rehab is Lifesaving for Heart Patients

Exercise-based rehab programs reduce risk for heart-related death by 26%.

Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in the United States

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths, highlighting an urgent need for prevention and treatment.

Bilingual Patients Have Better Outcomes After Stroke

Switching from one language to another stimulates the brain and is likely to help with improved brain function after stroke.