American Heart Association

Alternative test better at finding potentially dangerous holes in the heart

SAN DIEGO — An alternative test for measuring blood flow to the brain detected a potentially dangerous hole within the heart of some patients with an unexplained stroke better than a standard test, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

In addition, the […]

UCLA, UC-Denver, Miami to collaborate on new ASA-Bugher Stroke Centers

Three respected universities have been chosen to lead the next chapter of the groundbreaking collaborative research program designed to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat stroke – the second-leading cause of death in the world.

The University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Colorado at Denver […]

Weather changes may be linked to stroke hospitalizations, death rates

Stroke hospitalization and death rates may rise and fall with outdoor temperature and dew points, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Researchers studied a sample of 134,510 people who were 18 or older when admitted to hospitals in 2009-10 for ischemic stroke — […]

Vaccines may lower kids’ stroke risk

Routine vaccinations may reduce the higher risk of stroke in children that is associated with common infections, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014 in San Diego.

In a large, international study, researchers are examining the link between infections and ischemic stroke – those […]