Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged transient ischemic attack

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Mini-stroke’ may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

A “mini-stroke” may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Transient ischemic attack, like stroke, is caused by restricted blood supply to the brain. A TIA is temporary and […]

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High stress, hostility, depression may up stroke risk

Having a lot of stress, hostility and depression was associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-aged and older adults, according to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Major strokes leads to major life changes – for the better

Owning a bar is tough. Owning two bars is tougher. Owning two bars and a restaurant? Well, no wonder Andrew Fisher worked 18 hours a day, six days a

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American

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One-third of young people who survive a stroke lose independence

One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to

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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

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Warning stroke uncovers lurking heart condition; he’s now helping raise awareness

J. Loren Sisson IV has always been on the move. A lifelong athlete, he played basketball in college. He then worked as a personal trainer in the gym his