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.

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. 

AFib Treatment Changes Over Time as Stroke Risk Increases

Patients with an irregular heart rhythm should revisit treatment options regularly, study suggests.

Moderate Exercise Reduces Risk of Death in Women

A study of more than 17,000 women links physical activity to a longer, healthier life.

Medication Adherence Remains Challenging for Heart Patients

Taking medication as directed is critical to improving outcomes.

The Heart Health Benefits of Nuts

A recent study links peanuts and walnuts to significantly reduced risk for heart disease.

A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Helps Keep the Mind Intact

Experts provide simple yet effective strategies for protecting cognitive health as we age.

Continued Use of Low-Dose Aspirin is Critical for Preventing Heart Events

Stopping aspirin use is linked to 30% increased risk for heart attack, stroke and other heart problems.

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.

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.

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

Researchers question whether treating testosterone level improves heart health.

Aspirin Use Remains Controversial in Patients without Heart Disease

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