Tag Archives: stroke

Cardiac device lead clots and cardiac ablation: mitigating the potential for Peri-procedural stroke?

An increasing number of patients receive implanted cardiac devices to ensure adequate beating of the heart ( pacemakers ), prevent sudden cardiac death from life – threatening rhythm disturbances (implantable cardioverter – defibrillator (ICDs) ), as well

The history of carotid stroke

Carotid artery disease is a condition in which fatty deposition (plaque) within the vessel wall of one or both neck arteries causes progressive vascular narrowing. Plaque surface rupture leads to a shower of debris to the brain,

Revisiting NMDA receptor inhibitors that work differently hoping to treat brain injury and stroke

Over-activation of NMDA receptors, a subtype of glutamate receptors, has long been suspected to contribute to the development of the penumbral zone of damage that develops hours after a traumatic brain injury or stroke occurs. This area

Prognostic value of trans-thoracic echocardiography in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation

Currently, ischemic stroke (which occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating, can be successfully prevented with

Finding new drug targets to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Heart attacks and strokes are responsible for more deaths than any other disease in the world. The underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes is a disease of the blood vessels called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis involves accumulation

A possible new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke using nanoparticles

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and stroke are two neurological disorders that share the common feature of neuronal death. The peptide under investigation here is IRL-1620, which has been shown in previous studies to reverse neuronal death as well

Road traffic noise linked to deaths and increased risk of stroke

Traffic noise is a known environmental risk factor for health. Health effects of noise exposure are hypothesised to occur via several pathways. Exposure to noise may affect the autonomic nervous system increasing heart rate, blood pressure and

Reduceing risk of second stroke through motivational interviewing

About 25% of people who have a stroke will have a second stroke within the next 12-months. The purpose of this study was to determine if Motivational Interviewing (MI) could be used to reduce a person’s risk

Death and stroke risks after surgical aortic valve replacement: A real world perspective

With a rapidly rising proportion of aging population, aortic stenosis (AS) represents one of the most common valvular heart diseases affecting adults in the US and accounts for at least 92,000 aortic valve replacements (AVR) annually in