Frequent sauna baths linked to lower stroke risk
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  May 15, 2018  
  Cardiology  
  The latest cardiology news from News Medical  
 Frequent sauna baths linked to lower stroke riskFrequent sauna baths linked to lower stroke risk
 
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week.
 
   Stroke First AidStroke First Aid
 
Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is a condition wherein the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When this happens, the brain is deprived of oxygen, leading to cell death and brain damage.
 
   Brain magnetic stimulation can increase walking speed for stroke victimsBrain magnetic stimulation can increase walking speed for stroke victims
 
A technique of magnetic stimulation of the brain can increase walking speed in patients who are undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke, reports a research update in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
 
 Non-invasive brain stimulation may improve fine motor movement in stroke patients
 
Non-invasive brain stimulation may improve fine motor movement in stroke patientsStroke is common and accompanied by complex disabilities--such as lower and upper limb disability, speech impairment, and chronic post-stroke pain.
 
 
 Potential stem cell treatment aids regeneration of heart muscle cells following heart attack
 
Potential stem cell treatment aids regeneration of heart muscle cells following heart attackNew research published in The Journal of Physiology has indicated a potential new stem cell treatment following a heart attack, by encouraging the regeneration of heart muscle cells. The low retention and survival rate of stem cells implanted in the heart had previously proven a sticking point for stem cell therapy following a heart attack.
 
 
 Study discovers genetic variations that increase heart attack risk for statin patients
 
Study discovers genetic variations that increase heart attack risk for statin patientsA Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol.
 
 
 Research suggests novel therapies to lower cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients
 
Research suggests novel therapies to lower cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis patientsPreclinical and early clinical research conducted by teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in Australia suggests that patients with rheumatoid arthritis could lower their risk of cardiovascular disease through cholesterol-lowering therapies, according to research published in the European Heart Journal.
 
 
 Heart failure severity could vary based on the body's nitric oxide levels
 
Heart failure severity could vary based on the body's nitric oxide levelsThe most common heart medications may get an assist from nitric oxide circulating in the body, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
 
 
 People with atrial fibrillation should continue to be treated even if heart rhythm returns to normal
 
People with atrial fibrillation should continue to be treated even if heart rhythm returns to normalPatients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.