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.

Witnessing CPR Helps Reassure Family Members, Provides Closure

Researchers find that family members who observed CPR on their loved ones are significantly less likely to have post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. 

Sitting Increases Heart Disease Risk Regardless of Physical Activity

Activity and exercise are essential for health, but sitting for extended periods takes its toll nonetheless.
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Blood Thinner and Cholesterol Lowering Drug Combination Helps Prevent Stroke After Carotid Stenting

An Italian study finds that high doses of clopidogrel and atorvastatin appear to reduce stroke risk in stent patients.

Despite Lifesaving Benefits, Fewer Women Than Men Get Cardiac Rehab

Women with coronary artery disease can improve their heart health and reduce their risk of dying from heart disease by attending cardiac rehabilitation.

Duo of Anticoagulants Could Help Patients after 'Mini' Stroke

A Chinese study finds that combining aspirin with clopidrogel (Plavix) after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) helped reduce the risk of having a subsequent stroke.

Southern Diet Explains the 'Stroke Belt'

A new study finds that a Southern-style diet filled with fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks can increase stroke risk.

Do Financial Conflicts of Interest Impact Study Results?

According to a recent study, funding sources and conflicts of interest have no impact on the outcome of medical studies and trials.

Calcium Supplements May Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Men

While more research is needed, new findings show how calcium supplements could affect heart health in men.

Shift Workers at Increased Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Studies have shown that irregular work shifts are associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Yoga Improves Balance in Stroke Patients

It turns out that something as simple as yoga may have significant benefits for stroke victims.

Sleep Apnea Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Women

Sleep Apnea Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Women

Breathing interruptions during sleep increases cardiovascular risk in both men and women but can be treated in simple ways.

Chocolate Found to Reduce Stroke Risk

Eating up to two bars of chocolate a week could help protect your heart.

Depression Can Increase Risk for Stroke

Mental health closely linked to cardiovascular risk.

Psoriasis Increases Risk for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

The worse the psoriasis, the greater the risk for AFib and stroke.

Family History of Heart Attack and Stroke: What's the risk?

People are more likely to inherit increased risk for heart attack than stroke from family members.

Could Optimism Decrease Risk for Stroke?

Study shows that having a positive outlook on life can reduce cardiovascular risk.

Burden of Stroke and Ischemic Heart Disease Worldwide

Heart disease and stroke burden differ among countries.

Discontinuation of Aspirin and Heart Attack Risk

Discontinuation of Aspirin and Heart Attack Risk

Discontinuing aspirin use can increase heart attack risk by 2/3 in patients who have had a heart attack or stroke.

Stroke Mortality Trends Worldwide

Stroke trends vary significantly by sex, age, country and income.

Is it Time to Smell the Coffee?

Coffee may reduce risk of stroke by as much as 25%.