Discovery could guide future treatments for patients with hypertension
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  February 1, 2019  
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 Discovery could guide future treatments for patients with hypertensionDiscovery could guide future treatments for patients with hypertension
 
A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, working with the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, has discovered genetic associations with blood pressure that could guide future treatments for patients with hypertension.
 
   UMN researchers show how to improve prediction of stroke in patients with AFibUMN researchers show how to improve prediction of stroke in patients with AFib
 
Atrial fibrillation is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of stroke. Nearly 3 million Americans are living with AFib. For years, researchers have been looking for ways to reduce the risk of stroke for this patient population.
 
   Loss of muscle and body weight linked with disability in stroke patientsLoss of muscle and body weight linked with disability in stroke patients
 
Loss of muscle and body weight is associated with disability after stroke, reports a study presented today at Heart & Stroke 2019, a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Stroke, and published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.
 
 Female stroke survivors twice as likely to suffer from severe depression
 
Female stroke survivors twice as likely to suffer from severe depressionNew research today published in the European Journal of Neurology has found that women are twice as likely to suffer from severe depression following a stroke than men.
 
 
 Type of saturated fats consumed could affect cardiovascular heath, analysis shows
 
Type of saturated fats consumed could affect cardiovascular heath, analysis showsThe type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. People whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid - saturated fats composed of 16 or more carbon atoms (longer-chain saturated fats) that are typically found in meats - and eat plant-based proteins instead have decreased chances of myocardial infarction.
 
 
 Draining blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients may prevent death
 
Draining blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients may prevent deathA minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduced swelling and improved patients' prognoses, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular...
 
 
 Stroke risk factors rise in post-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer
 
Stroke risk factors rise in post-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancerRisk factors for stroke rise sharply in post-menopausal women in the first year after they are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
 
 
 Use of e-cigarettes increases risk of stroke, heart attack, coronary heart disease
 
Use of e-cigarettes increases risk of stroke, heart attack, coronary heart diseaseUsing e-cigarettes increases your odds of having a stroke, heart attack and coronary heart disease, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
 
 
 Flu-like illnesses could increase the risk of stroke and neck artery dissections
 
Flu-like illnesses could increase the risk of stroke and neck artery dissectionsFlu-like illnesses are linked to an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissections, according to two preliminary research studies to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
 
 
 Researchers identify why heart attack triggers arrhythmia in some people
 
Researchers identify why heart attack triggers arrhythmia in some peopleA team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that causes some individuals to develop an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, after experiencing a heart attack. They have also identified a drug candidate that can block this pathway.
 
 
 Specific beliefs of stroke survivors have the power to lower blood pressure
 
Specific beliefs of stroke survivors have the power to lower blood pressureStroke survivors who believe they can protect themselves from having another stroke had more than twice the blood pressure reduction of nonbelievers, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
 
 
 Hospitalized women with stroke less likely to get specialized medical evaluations
 
Hospitalized women with stroke less likely to get specialized medical evaluationsHospitalized women with ischemic stroke were less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and get specialized diagnostic tests, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
 
 
 Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have cardiovascular disease
 
Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have cardiovascular diseaseNearly half (48 percent, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association's Heart and Stroke Statistics — 2019 Update, published in the Association's journal Circulation.
 
 
 Research suggests Brexit will increase heart disease and stroke cases
 
Research suggests Brexit will increase heart disease and stroke casesResearchers from Imperial College London have claimed that Brexit will be responsible for 12,400 deaths due to heart attacks and strokes.
 
 
 Climate change linked to increase in congenital heart defects
 
Climate change linked to increase in congenital heart defectsRising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects in the United States over the next two decades and may result in as many as 7,000 additional cases over an 11 year-period in eight representative states, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
 
 
 Endurance exercise has many positive effects on heart health, finds study
 
Endurance exercise has many positive effects on heart health, finds studyExercise is often cited as the best preventive medicine, but how much is too much for the hearts of middle-aged athletes?